I’ve been working on a project to re-finish my oak dinning room table. I’m nearly ready to start finishing and would like some advise.
After nearly 20 years of applying natural wax finish to this table, I want something a bit more maintenance free. What really drove me nuts was that the table leaves never really matched. I had to make sure leaf #1 was sitting next to #2 and then #3. Even then they were not aligned, as I would have liked. I told my wife I could make that…., but I digress.
My question is about grain fillers. I want to use a clear grain filler so that I can get that smooth finish, but I don’t want the grain to disappear or a finish that looks deep enough to be an aquarium. I plan on using Behlen’s Rockhard varnish
I’ve seen that CrystaLac woodgrain filler is getting good reviews. Has anyone used this? Any other options or ideas?