|Forum topic by newtowoodworking||posted 05-01-2013 09:36 AM||756 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
05-01-2013 09:36 AM
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!