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Forum topic by Taopants posted 11-07-2013 06:11 PM 508 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-07-2013 06:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bare wood finishing

I have pieces of planking that I want to use as the sides to a bookcase. I’ve doused them with mineral spirits to kill off any beasties in the wood. I want to preserve the lichen that is in the wood, so I dont want to sand. What is my next step. I’ve been perusing the site…Do I pour on some danish/tung/minwax oil then coat it with Polyurethane finish, then pour on a thick coat of bar acrylic?

Thanks in advance with your help as this project progresses.

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#1 posted 11-13-2013 12:31 AM

I am not sure whether the mineral oil will kill the bugs. try putting your wood in a deep freezer for several days. You probably need to do some sanding which should not effect the lichen much; it all depends on the outcome you are looking for.


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