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Forum topic by Nahrold posted 10-03-2016 01:29 PM 361 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-03-2016 01:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: redwood

I have 5 pieces of redwood that need to be restored as finished. I am worried about the live edge and how I would go about finishing this aspect of the wood.
All recomendations are welcom.

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#1 posted 10-03-2016 02:06 PM

I’d probably just use a “Danish” oil. Brush/wipe on, wait 15 min., wipe off, repeat. After a few coats, apply and sand in to smooth and fill. After you have done this to your liking, let the finish CURE. That does not mean dry.
Apply a good wax with oooo steel wool and buff to a soft satin. Glossy finishes on redwood look garish to me.
Watco makes a good Danish oil product.
You’ll spend some time for sure, but be well rewarded for your efforts.


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