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Forum topic by buckbuster31 posted 01-18-2017 06:39 PM 399 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-18-2017 06:39 PM

what is everyone’s favorite finish for beech. thinking maybe BLO?


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#1 posted 01-19-2017 12:08 AM

What does it matter?

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#2 posted 01-19-2017 12:12 AM

I like to use shellac on beech.

Not a fantastic pic, but this was a custom table I did for a friend. The majority of it is beech. Several thin shellac coats and wax applied with 0000 steel wool.

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#3 posted 01-19-2017 04:24 AM

Sorry, something came up when I posted earlier. What I meant was, it only matters that the finish match the intended purpose. I always choose the simplest finish that matches my need. If it only needs very minimal protection, or if a film finish would become damaged (like a trivet), then I use oil. It it needs moderate protection I use shellac. If it will take abuse then I use polyurethane. My end tables are finished with shellac (as are most things I make), a dining table would get polyurethane or varnish, a tool handle I would use oil. So I don’t have a “favorite” and if I did, it wouldn’t matter because your need may be different.

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#4 posted 01-19-2017 05:47 AM

I like water based clear acrylic on beech. Deft makes it in satin, semi, and gloss. Dries fast. Needs light sanding between coats.

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