Paulk WorkBench - What Finish should i apply? Need Advice

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Forum topic by misterbig posted 08-28-2014 06:47 PM 2202 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-28-2014 06:47 PM

Good Day all,

I just completed my Paulk Workbench from 3/4” Cabinet Grade Birch plywood and was wondering what finish should i apply to protect it from elements, glue, etc. was thinking a couple coats of satin wipe on poly, and maybe some sort of paste wax periodically. I still have to drill the 20mm holes into it once i figure out the best method.

any input would be greatly appreciated.


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#1 posted 08-28-2014 08:49 PM


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#2 posted 08-28-2014 09:03 PM

My bench is finished with a turpentine / bee’s wax / boiled linseed oil concoction. It is a relatively inexpensive ‘finish’ that is easy to apply and is easy to maintain.

The recipe: 16 oz Gum Turpentine 2 oz shaved/grated Bee’s Wax (dissolve Bee’s Wax completely in turpentine) 16 oz Boiled Linseed Oil.

Apply liberally, let sit for two hours, then wipe off excess Let ‘cure’ for a few days, then buff.

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#3 posted 08-29-2014 11:01 PM


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really? Do you wipe it on or brush it on?

Please advise.

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