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Forum topic by Tishman posted 09-22-2016 11:09 PM 210 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tishman

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09-22-2016 11:09 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finshing slabs myrtle coffee table question

Hi all,

I have a beautiful Myrtle slab that I’m making a coffee table with (hairpin legs) and have a finishing question. Here’s my current plan. Please advise if something’s missing/wrong. Thanks!

For the record, the picture is only post sanding, not with step 2 (Sealcoat)

DONE:
1. Sanded to 320 DONE
2. Zinnser Sealcoat universal sanding sealer DONE

TO DO:

3. Sand back to 320
4. Danish oil Sand back after lightly, yes?
5. Wipe-on poly (Minwax) How many coats? Was thinking 3…


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Carloz

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#1 posted 11-02-2016 10:28 PM

1. No need to sand this high and even could be counterproductive. The finish whatever it is works better if the surface is not completely bald. I usually stop at 150, 220 on end grain.
2. I never used wipe on Minwax, but can vouch for GF Arm-R-Seal. It is oil based and brings wood up beautifully with no need for Danish oil. 3 coats is the very minimum. For the top like yours I would use 4 or 5 progressively thinner.

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BenjaminNY

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#2 posted 11-03-2016 12:11 AM

If you are putting on a film finish you don’t need to sand that fine. Just sand until thr mill marks are gone and you like the appearance.

You don’t need Danish oil if you are putting on polyurethane unless you have found that the appearance changes for you when you proceed with your combo. Otherwise, just put on the poly.

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