|Forum topic by adamclyde||posted 06-03-2013 06:37 PM||889 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
06-03-2013 06:37 PM
I’m in the process of making a antique-style schoolhouse writing desk. It’s made completely out of walnut, except for the drawer bottom, which is walnut veneered plywood.
I am totally new to finishing furniture, and this will be my first project that isn’t painted, soo… I’m trying to find a good simple solution.
The wood is beautiful, so I want to let the wood do most of the work. I was thinking of maybe just a wax or boiled linseed oil finish, but the desk is for my 5 year old son and at some point, I’m sure he will leave a cup on it, or spill some water paint on it at some point.
Would wax or BLO be enough? Or should I do a poly finish of some sort?
Sorry this is such a basic request!