|Forum topic by Pburchins||posted 09-29-2016 11:42 AM||268 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
09-29-2016 11:42 AM
I purchased a piece of live edge red oak at lumber yard garage sale on Saturday. We are planning to attach black metal legs to slab and make a coffee table. I just had surgery yesterday,so, I have a few days to come up with a finish plan.
I am not looking for an epoxy finish. I went to the lumberyard looking a piece of walnut but they did not have the size I needed. Is it a bad idea to stain a live edge slab??? If I do a stain whose stain system would be most durable? When I say system I mean a poly type finish. I would prefer to stay in a line vs. mixing product lines or….........another idea, Do I stay with a natural finish with Linseed or Danish Oil?
As you can see I am not set in my ideas…....I would like to darken it with a walnut type stain because we have a grey/black couch and we are attaching black legs.
Would love advice or constructive criticism/suggestions….....