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1165 days ago
I’m fairly new to the woodworking world and just signed up to Lumberjocks today. I am teaching myself how to build furniture out of reclaimed wood from around Los Angeles, where I live. For the dining tables we build, and in keeping with our desire to build green from start to finish, we have been using a clear gloss Vermont Natural Coating to finish the tables (2-3 coats). The finished table tops have turned out great and it appears to be good enough for the regular household dining table.
BUT, we have recently been commissioned to build a few table tops for a restaurant that is opening here. We will be using reclaimed Doug Fir for the tops and won’t be staining them at all. My question involves the finish. I obviously want to make sure I get it right – these commercial table tops will most likely go through lots of water, beer and cleaning products – and I want to make sure we protect the tops for as long as we can.
If some of you out there could give me some advice on what product might be best, and what method might be used, I would greatly appreciate it.
-- Josh, Los Angeles,