|Forum topic by bluekingfisher||posted 01-31-2012 11:36 AM||798 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-31-2012 11:36 AM
I posted earlier on a project I’m working on with reclaimed antique oak with regards to staining/finishing etc etc.
I have decided to use an oil straight onto the raw timber. I was thinking of using BLO? what is the drying time for BLO compared to say an off the shelf “Danish oil”? would BLO be a good choice or would a hardwax oil be better?
Would one coat of oil suffice prior to finishing with a couple of top coats of varnish or shellac. Any thoughts on the suitability of shellac. The project is a chimney cupboard for the dining room, which will see little in the way of use or heavy traffic.
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