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Topic tags/keywords: finish advice oak staining

I am building a dining room table out of Rift cut White Oak. I have applied a paste filler (benjamin Moore) followed up with much sanding. I now am questioning weather or not the wood will take stain? I build a set of cabinets a few years ago and used the filler, however I didn’t use stain on them. Does anyone know if there will be issues, or have any advice regarding staining? I am also wondering if I can use Waterlox as a top coat? I am a bit nervous about finishing this project for some reason (lots of money in wood, and months of work….) Let me know if you have any thoughts. Thank you

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#1 posted 1528 days ago

You can always do a test on some scrap and or put a coat of 1lb shellac on it to insure adhesion.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1528 days ago

I think Jim has it – one test is worth a ‘thousand opinions

-- Joe

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#3 posted 1528 days ago

ditto .. do a test…

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#4 posted 1528 days ago

Ben. Moore wood filler will allow you to stain over it , I’ve used it plenty of time in the past. Looking forward in seeing the finish product…BC

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