|Forum topic by SSS||posted 08-03-2011 12:30 AM||766 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
08-03-2011 12:30 AM
Maybe I’m nuts, but I made a laminated mahogany kitchen counter/ bistro table top out of 1” strips. An amateur finisher, I researched in Fine Woodworking Mag., and chose to finish with tung oil/ citrus solvent because I wanted to be all organic and food-safe.
At 4 coats through (I’d planned to do 8, steadily increasing the ratio of tung-to-solvent as I reached the outer finish layers), I’m questioning my choice of finish because of the relative lack of protection. A friend with more experience recommended MinWax on top as a simple way to get a more waterproof finish. I don’t like a super shiny look, but do want to bring out the wood’s natural beauty and still be able to put down water glasses and set the table on it without worrying too much.
Any suggestions for how to proceed on top of the 4 layers of tung oil/citrus solvent?
Thanks in advance!