|Forum topic by groland||posted 11-16-2015 08:15 PM||685 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-16-2015 08:15 PM
I am in the process of building a torsion box assembly table according to Spagnolo’s video on The Wood Whisperer. The top is done now and it seems very flat indeed. It is made entirely of 1/2” MDF.
In his construction process, MS waxes the MDF prior to gluing up the internal grid so glue that spills out won’t stick to the table, then he uses that piece of MDF as one of the outer surfaces. I assumed that waxed side would remain on the exterior of the top so the glue on the internal grid would stick to its other (unwaxed) side. So now I have a top with one waxed and one unwaxed side. Since M.S. finishes his top, I assume that means the waxed side is on the bottom where the top is attached to its base. Does that sound correct to you?
The MDF surface is pretty fragile. If anyone has any experience on how to treat or finish the top I’d be most interested to learn from your experiences.