|Forum topic by harriw||posted 10-26-2012 08:52 PM||1494 views||1 time favorited||9 replies|
10-26-2012 08:52 PM
I just finished up my new router table (loosely based on Steve Ramsey’s (stevemarin) design with plenty of “Norm” influence – I’ll post some pictures later on). I’m a big fan of the un-finished look, but I’m thinking I probably ought to put some sort of finish on this to protect it for its lifetime of use.
Problem is I’m not very knowledgable about finishes – my experience is limited mainly to minwax stains followed by polyeurethane (I’ve used both water and oil based) – mainly in “wood butcher” type projects, stair treads, and stuff like that.
But because of the (relatively) tight tolerances involved in the drawers, table trim-to-table height, etc., I don’t want to use anything that will build up with any appreciable thickness. Otherwise my drawers won’t fit, my table top edging will stick up above the table surface, etc. So Poly is out.
What would you folks recommend? Would I be Ok putting on some oil-based stain and calling it finished? Or is there something else out there that would seal things up better, but still soak in and not build at all?
Thanks a lot!
-- Bill - Western NY