|Forum topic by Brett||posted 484 days ago||1334 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
484 days ago
I am adding a shelf to the bottom of my work bench. While thinking about how to finish it, I started wondering about exactly what an oil finish (like BLO or Danish Oil) does to wood. Obviously, oil makes wood shiny, but what else does it do?
1) Does an oil finish harden the wood?
Basically, if I’m going to go the trouble of finishing my entire bench with oil (except, maybe, the top), I want to make sure it’s worth the trouble and that it’s not going to blow up in my face some day (by being affected by hot temperatures, for example).
-- More tools, fewer machines.