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Forum topic by CLWidener posted 06-25-2013 01:38 AM 794 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-25-2013 01:38 AM

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I am at the finishing stages of a Morris chair made out of red oak. I want to keep the natural look of the wood. I was thinking paste wax or rub on poly. Because of the open pore of red oak is there anything I should take into consideration?

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#1 posted 06-25-2013 02:13 AM

Wipe on poly would be just great. The open grain will remain unless you fill it or put on about 7 coats.

Poly will give you a good durable finish for a chair, too. After the poly, rub on paste wax with 0000 steel wool to remove any dust particles and it will be real nice to the touch!!

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#2 posted 06-25-2013 02:20 AM

That sounds like a good plan to me. I knew I could count on a fellow LJ. I will post the project soon enough. Thanks for the advice.

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#3 posted 06-25-2013 03:24 AM

Let us know how it goes. I am planning a project with red oak but I haven’t decided about the finish yet. Better yet, post a pic! Thanks!

-- Kirk

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