|Forum topic by camps764||posted 07-08-2012 01:18 PM||8196 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
07-08-2012 01:18 PM
I know there are a few guys on this site that specialize in Beetle Kill Pine (Blue Pine). I recently received an industrial sized pallet, much to my surprise, when I planed the saw marks off I found that it was actually beetle kill pine. I had been planning to order some from Colorado, so this was an awesome turn of events.
Now that I’ve picked out a project for the special wood I want to think through the finishing process.
What do the pros use as a finish? I want to preserve and pop the blue/purple color as much as possible while maintaining the contrasting white/yellow wood in the boards.
The boards will be used as a counter-top for a craft counter/computer desk.
I’ve thought about just using a wipe on poly cut with mineral spirits, but I’d like to see what other options (read better ideas) there are.
Any suggestions? I really appreciate anyone’s opinion/input!