|Forum topic by Joseph Cataldie||posted 11-21-2011 11:10 PM||3189 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-21-2011 11:10 PM
Normally, I would not bother with a finish and would leave it bare wood, but this particluar bench is for use in my unenclosed carport. The workbench will spend most of its time under the protection of the carport roof, but I live in South Louisiana, so heavy, sideways rain and extreme humidity/fog are issues that I will be faced with. I anticiipate it will get wet that at least 5 or 6 times per year. UV is not an issue.
The top is made from a birch sheathed, solid core door with a red oak edge band. I’ve already put a couple of light coats of Minwax stain on it.
I don’t necessarily want a thick, poly type finish. I’ve thought about using TWP and just really wiping away the excess. The idea of wax doesn’t sit well with me, because I don’t want any wax to transfer to my workpieces and cause problems when I go to stain them. Something with the same feel and grip of bare wood, but water resistant, would be ideal.
-- Joey C., Baton Rouge, LA, www.JCcypress.com