|Forum topic by rolfeskj||posted 03-15-2016 07:30 PM||884 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
03-15-2016 07:30 PM
I am in the process of refinishing a 100 year old Mahogany Desk. I took the top down to bare wood as it was too rough to just recoat. The rest of the desk is in good shape and I am just lightly sanding the top coat off to take the new finish. I am going to stain the whole desk the same dark color it originally was to have it fairly uniform.
I need to know the best finish for this desk. I am okay at finishing but something easier is always better. On other projects I used poly tends to run/drip on me and I had good luck with lacquer but by the third coat on a cherry project it thickened and I had some brush stroke issues.
I have looked a lot and cant decide between Waterlox and Formby’s Tung oil finish.
1. Is one better than the other?