|Forum topic by jasoncarpentry||posted 03-16-2011 05:56 PM||1427 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-16-2011 05:56 PM
OK, I’m finishing the end-grain cutting board I asked about a few days ago. My attempts at sanding & planing the board resulted in one good side and one terrible side. I’ve covered the terrible side with two pieces of 1/4” thick, book-matched, solid maple. Needless to say, this’ll be the bottom and will never be used as a cutting surface. I’ll add “feet” just to make this clear.
I know that the finish for the working surface should be mineral oil, plus a mixture of beeswax & mineral oil for good measure. And I read some time ago that, when you apply a finish to one side of a piece of wood, you should do the same to the other side to avoid differences in moisture penetration, etc. HOWEVER, I’d really like to apply a tough, permanent, waterproof finish to the solid bottom. I’m thinking of satin polyurethane.
-- Jim in Tennessee