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Forum topic by lateralus819 posted 05-09-2013 12:17 AM 766 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lateralus819

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05-09-2013 12:17 AM

Hello all I’m getting together ideas for my table finish.

I’m pretty certain on using danish oil as my oil for the top/maple. On the maple I’d like to use a transtint vintage maple, followed by danish oil, and then oil based Poly.

Does this sound correct?

As for the danish oil, it seems easier to work with than minwax tung oil, it’s a lot less goo-ie.

What might be an alternative for the sapele top/mahogany legs to really get it to pop?

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin


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#1 posted 05-09-2013 12:38 AM

I’ve always had good results with Boiled Linseed oil and Poly or a Buffed paste wax finish.

Mahogany looks great with Linseed by the way..

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#2 posted 05-09-2013 11:42 AM

There’s no point in using oil, whether it’s Danish or BLO or cod liver. Poly is all that’s necessary.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#3 posted 05-09-2013 08:27 PM

Will poly pop the maple on its own?

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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Earlextech

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#4 posted 05-09-2013 08:52 PM

No, but it will with the transtint. Don’t overcomplicate finishing. Use as few chemicals as possible. Put some transtint in the poly and you’ll get even more depth than you thought.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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#5 posted 05-09-2013 11:04 PM

Moreso than transtint first then poly? Im a finishing noob obviously.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#6 posted 05-10-2013 12:31 PM

Do both and get a really deep finish.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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