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04-12-2011 08:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question walnut finishing rustic

I’m making a box for a friend. It’s your basic sliding lid “candle box” (though I think she’ll use it for knitting needles, etc.). I want it to have a rustic look. Thought about oil and wax, but I was thinking that wouldn’t hold up so well to handling. Thanks for your suggestions. I’ll post pics when I’m done.

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#1 posted 04-12-2011 09:37 PM

Good ole shellac is hard to beat, you can always knock off the glaze someday and recoat so easy.

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#2 posted 04-12-2011 10:08 PM

Oil + Poly?

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#3 posted 04-13-2011 06:17 AM

If I want a durable rustic look, I only sand to 150 or 120 grit and use a wipe on poly and sometimes a coat of BLO first. I have been known to wipe on a little Puritan Pine Stain sometimes.

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#4 posted 04-13-2011 09:11 PM

Thanks for the ideas.

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#5 posted 04-14-2011 09:07 PM

Shellac and wax or wax alone makes a nice hand rubbed finish.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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