|Forum topic by Bdubya||posted 01-15-2013 07:31 PM||2506 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-15-2013 07:31 PM
First thanks to everyone who is on these forums I have been reading and learning for about a year as I am new to woodworking and you have been a great help.
My question is on finishing barn wood for a kitchen table. I have searched and read a few of the posts by others who asked similar question but I want to clarify a few of my questions/concerns.
I am currently building a farmers/harvest table out of reclaimed barn wood. This is a bit different from a normal barn wood find in that these are cherry boards. I ended up planing these boards down to reveal the wood but still leave the character of the nail holes and some splits in the wood. Now as I am getting ready to finish this I would like fill in the nail holes and some of cracks with an epoxy but I am concerned on what it will do to the finish. I have test finished some of these boards with just a clear polyurethane or lacquer . It gives me the exact finish I am looking for. My concern is that the epoxy when applied could inhibit the finish.
Is one epoxy better than the others? How should I apply it to minimize the impact on the rest of the table.