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Forum topic by JCMeyersIV posted 02-26-2014 08:41 PM 998 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2014 08:41 PM

I bought a home in October right across from my parents house. Decided to save money by building some of the furniture myself, but also because a professional woodworker buying furniture is a tad silly. I made a table out of pine. Quick, easy, cheap table i just went for without plans. I need a good finish to put on it, its still bare. Luckily its just me so only one meal has been eaten at it. I want to stay away from shellac because I’ve heard it doesn’t hold up well to moisture and spills. I have some Danish oil, how does that work with pine?

-- John, NNY,

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#1 posted 02-26-2014 08:50 PM

Use waterborne poly floor finish (Varathane or Bona Mega are good). If you can dance on it, you can eat off it. Read my blog.

-- 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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#2 posted 02-26-2014 09:03 PM

I like danish oil. But unless you either have beetle kill pine or old growth that’s really heavy grain, I am not sure that it will do much for it. For a finish, +1 with what Clint said.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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