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Forum topic by BinghamtonEd posted 12-22-2015 06:42 PM 420 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-22-2015 06:42 PM

So I am going to be building a conductor’s podium for my wife’s school. I’m going to be basing the design loosely off of that of a fellow LJ’er (who’s been nice enough to agree to allow me to) :

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/70356

I’m planning on using cherry for the legs, and spalted maple for the aprons (I guess that’s what you’d call them). This is my first time working with spalted maple, my sawyer gave me about 40 bdft for free the last time I bought some soft maple from him. The wood was dry, around 10% when I bought it, and has been stacked for about 6 months in my garage. It’s a little bit softer than my non-spalted maple, but not by too much. And, I don’t think the aprons are really that load-bearing in this application.

So, my question is this : if I use minwax wood hardener on it, can I, or should I, topcoat with an oil-based finish (Arm-R-Seal), or can the wood hardener be buffed out to a nice satin sheen? The product webpage says to apply several coats in a quick succession until a shiny surface is obtained.

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