Finishing an antique sewing machine table

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Forum topic by mrsbacchus posted 1136 days ago 1094 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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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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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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