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KanitariuM

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1615 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: tasmanian eucalyptus burl coffee table rubio finish wood sanding project progress finishing modern kindney danish design nakashima george

Hi !
I am French so sorry if my English is bad ! :)

This is a Tasmanian Eucalyptus Burl slab.
I want to create a coffee table like this one :
http://www.surfingcowboys.com/woslcowihale.html

I find the hairpin legs :
http://www.ianmaclean.com/

Now I will sanding with avrasive paper 50, 80, 120 and 180.
After that, I would like to finish and protect the wood.
But which is best protection for Tasmanian Burl Eucalyptus ?

Teck or Exotic wood Oil ?
Black Bison Wax ?
Bee Wax ?
Rubio Monocoat ?

It’s going to be used on a daily basis and will be in contact with water and alcohol.
I want a mat or eventually a satin effect because it will be a coffee table near TV.
I don’t like light reflection of TV on a glass effect table. So no full gloss varnish or shelac.

Thanks in advance !


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EricRFP

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#1 posted 1614 days ago

Nice piece of wood. I’m not a finish expert but you may want to sand 220 or maybe a little more. Daily contact with alcohol… that’s funny ;)

-- Eric, NorCal www.rocklinforestproducts.com

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#2 posted 1614 days ago

OregonBurls type this in to the search bar top of the screen and this is the man to tell you what to use as a finish ok

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#3 posted 1611 days ago

I like “Envirotex”. The high gloss finish can be brought down to a satin or even a dull finish by #000 steel wool. It is impervious to water and alcohol and such. It will fill large voids and holes. If you have never used this before it can be hard to learn But makes a great finish that is easy to clean and maintain.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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