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woodjunkie

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10-17-2011 02:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question maple finishing

I am working on a Christmas present for my granddaughter. It is a flip top school desk. I built it out of hard maple. Sealed and stained it with Watco Black Walnut Danish Oil. 2 coated it with Watco Semi Gloss Lacquer. All of this was brushed on. My question is what next? This is my first real furniture project and I want to get it buffed up to a good shine. Should I use a wax or some kind of oil? Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 10-17-2011 04:23 PM

Did the brushing lacquer smooth out well? If so, kiss the desk with 400 wet or dry using a light oil (lemon oil comes to mind). Then a good coat of wax and buff.
Bill

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#2 posted 10-17-2011 04:26 PM

Bill

Yes it did smooth well. Will try the lemon oil. Any particular wax?

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#3 posted 10-17-2011 04:34 PM

Any of the good quality finishing waxes will work. NO AUTO WAX.
MinWax, BriWax, etc. You can buy some very expensive stuff, but I don’t see the return on investment.
I buff by hand with the grain to get a nice medium shine. A couple of wax coats after the lacquer is cured will make ya happy.
Glad ya used semigloss. I don’t lean toward the glossy stuff.
Bill

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