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Forum topic by ctalbanese posted 03-31-2011 09:04 PM 925 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-31-2011 09:04 PM

I recently completed walnut/curly maple entryway table and finished it with a wipe-on oil/varnish blend I plan to use on a walnut bedroom furniture set that I’m getting ready to start building. The finish is 1 part tung oil, 1 part spar varnish and 2 parts paint thinner. I really liked the results it gave and it was super easy to work with. Anybody have any experience with this type of finish? I wonder if it will be durable enough for bedroom furniture?

-- Chris

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#1 posted 04-01-2011 01:25 AM

That’s all I use 99% of the time. Occasionally, someone will want poly on something. I use it for tables, chairs, bookcases, etc. I holds up very well. I usually put about 8-10 coats on table tops, then wax. It’s an easily repaired finish also.

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#2 posted 04-01-2011 01:47 AM

Are you using pure Tung Oil or the big box stuff?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 04-01-2011 02:27 AM

It is fine bedroom furniture.

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