|Forum topic by Jonathan||posted 04-29-2010 12:58 AM||853 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
04-29-2010 12:58 AM
I am in the middle of building a serving tray to take to friends this coming Saturday as a host gift for having us over. It’s a Kentucky Derby party, so the the tray is wood native to Kentucky and Kentucky Derby themed.
I will not be done with the joinery, woodburning, sanding, etc. until probably sometime tomorrow, at the earliest, so it won’t be ready to finish until then.
I am using walnut sides, with a 1/4 oak plywood insert for the tray section.
I thinking the walnut will pop with some Zinsser Seal Coat, and I’d imagine the white oak plywood will too. I can’t decide if I want to add a little color to the oak or not? I figured I’d put on a couple coats of the Seal Coat, then use a few coats of poly over that.
I do want this to be able to handle liquid on the surface from sweating glasses, or an occassional wisp of wine running down the side of a glass, etc. I think the poly should be able to contain that until it can get wiped off.
Is this the correct way to approach this, knowing that I’ll only have between 24-48 hours for everything to dry and still get the grain to pop?
Thanks in advance for the help!
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