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Forum topic by Vest posted 12-24-2013 04:09 PM 872 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-24-2013 04:09 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood finishing kitchen table surface finish oak

Wondering if there is any products you can finish a kitchen table with that won’t let heat and water mark the surface? My Grandmother had a wood table growing up that she could put cold drinks and hot plates on and it wouldn’t mark it. I don’t remember what kind of wood it was or what it was finished with. She always said the salesman demonstrated it by holding a lighter to it and not leaving a mark on it. Any ideas. Thanks in advance Shannon Vest

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#1 posted 12-24-2013 05:16 PM

I have a kitchen table which I built about 23 years ago, all walnut, all covered with polyurethane. The top has probably 8 thick coats on it. After 4 kids and all the abuse we have given it, there is one area that has a glass mark on it and that is because the cup had lye in it and it had spilled over the rim and ate the poly. There are epoxy out there than restaurants use but I bet you don’t want that plastic look on your surface.


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#2 posted 12-24-2013 06:02 PM

No really don’t want a plastic look. I know they do make a outdoor polyurethane. I thought about using that. Wasn’t sure though if it would resist heat though.

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