|Forum topic by schmiez||posted 10-21-2010 03:36 PM||3266 views||1 time favorited||7 replies|
10-21-2010 03:36 PM
Im having a farm table built (apt not conducive to my own project for now) and need some advice on the finish.
Its 9 foot long, and made of reclaimed barn timbers. We arent sure of the type of wood, but it is pretty soft (can dent with fingernail). I’ve tested wax and oil on a few pieces,and the wax seems to provide a little bit more of a shell, but the oil only had two coats, and no sanding in between.
I’m looking for a rougher finish, trying to maintain the seams, grain, and knots in the wood like the links below:
or like the islands from this site:
Trying to avoid poly, but want something that stiffens up the surface a bit. Only fear on the wax is that it will leave rings (or should I not worry about that because of the rough finish)?
Also trying to maintain the color, and most oils seem to darken it a bit.