|Forum topic by Betsy||posted 09-12-2010 10:04 PM||2845 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-12-2010 10:04 PM
Well my rocking chair has been sitting for quite a while without a finish on it. I’ve been letting it get as much sun as possible to darken the cherry a bit before putting on a finish. I’m trying to remember what I planned to use as a finish (I usually have that figured out before I start building – but this project has been sitting longer than my memory and I’m bad about writing stuff down). I’ve had a couple of people tell me that Sam Maloof’s finish is the best for a chair.
I believe Sam’s formula was 1/3 boiling linseed oil, 1/3 tung oil and 1/3 urethane.
I’d like to know how many of you use this formula and what your steps are for finishing using this formula (i.e. how many coats, sanded to what grit, cleaning between coats, dry time, application method etc.)
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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