|Forum topic by Dj1225||posted 05-12-2016 04:34 PM||385 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
05-12-2016 04:34 PM
I am making a dining table for a friend out of walnut and ash. The base is walnut, the top primarily ash, with some walnut inlay. Some of the walnut in the base had a hint of gray in it, so I used a little trans tint dye in alcohol to even out the color. It did great. Now I was planning on applying boiled linseed oil next to enhance the grain, and then a top coat.
I thought I recalled that boiled linseed oil was fine over TT, and on my test piece it seems to be fine. But I have a lot of hours in this project and really do not want to screw it up.
So any advice would be appreciated. Also suggestions for a durable top coat. I usually use waterlox over cured linseed oil, but not sure on this project. The lady wants the ash top as natural as possible.
In reading, I saw that a light coat of shellac and then poly might work for a durable finish.
The more I read, the dumber I get :)
As always thanks for your input.