|Forum topic by newtowoodworking||posted 218 days ago||383 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
218 days ago
i am relatively new to woodworking however i recently lucked into a large community table project for an area restaurant.
3” thick hickory, 30” wide (with natural edge), and 12’ long. the table will be under roof but in unconditioned space (fairly shaded courtyard).
finish: i am using Watco Exterior but i am having a hard time getting a good, matte, consistent finish (after two coats it looks relatively splotchy, with some shiny and some dull spots).
i would love any suggestions for getting a good finish, including advice about sanding between coats (or not), using steel wool vs. sandpaper, how many coats are recommended, and whether i should consider using a paste wax as a top coat.
thanks a bunch for any and all help!