|Forum topic by ezgnann||posted 10-17-2011 02:40 AM||787 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
10-17-2011 02:40 AM
I am building a table for my wife out of old pine that was salvaged from an old school house. The beam that I had resawn was 5”x8”x14’! It was a massive piece of history! Pics will be posted once I complete it.
I need some tips on finishing old pine. There is a fair amount of pine sap/tar in the wood so I am wondering if that will have an effect on finishing. I want to put some sort of finishing or protectant on the wood since it will be used for a kitchen table. It has years of meals and homework ahead of it. I was thinking of using high gloss poly cut with mineral spirits on it to provide solid protection to the table.
What suggestions are there from the Lumberjock forum for finishing this piece? I want to avoid using any stain on the wood and do not want to use any finish that will overly darken the beauty of the wood.
-- Woodworking is cheaper than psychotherapy and better for me than whiskey