How to Finish Mopani (which is inlaid to oak)

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Forum topic by Prizen posted 04-06-2013 09:05 PM 821 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-06-2013 09:05 PM

Hi Guys,

I have inlaid a 3/8 ” wide strip of mopani wood into a 1” wide oak strip, the oak is dyed ebony colour.

Can I just finish this as normal (plan is to use danish oil with sanding inbetween and wax at the end).?

Reason I ask is that I have heard that some African hardwoods can be oily and cause problems when finishing?


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#1 posted 04-07-2013 04:56 AM

Mopani is an oily wood. I’d be more worried if you were finishing with poly, lacquer, varnish or shellac.

I think danish oil will work just fine.

-- Nicky

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