Finishing an antique sewing machine table

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Forum topic by mrsbacchus posted 07-23-2011 05:38 PM 1411 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-23-2011 05:38 PM

I have removed the old finish and sanded an antique sewing machine table. Minwax Rub-on Poly has been suggested as the new finish. Is this the product to use? Also, I would like a strong protective layer on the working surfaces. What should I use?

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#1 posted 07-24-2011 10:06 AM

If you want an “antique” finish to match an antique piece, go with shellac. If you don’t care about that, then the poly (any poly, really) will work just fine, and is arguably the best choice for a strong protective layer on a working surface.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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