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Forum topic by Walt33 posted 03-22-2009 03:14 AM 731 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Walt33

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03-22-2009 03:14 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question pine finishing

I am hopefully going to begin working on a stool for my shop pretty soon and I am looking at different types of finishes to apply. The type of wood I will be using will be pine that was left over from a job I did at work. Is there a type of finish that looks better with pine than say other wood types? I am an amateur at woodworking so that is why I am asking for help with the finish even before I begin to build it.Thanks in advance for any help.

-- Favorite saying to work by "It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!"


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Gary

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#1 posted 03-22-2009 03:39 AM

Walt, just depends on what you want it to look like. I use shallac for pine, yellow. I like that look. I’m sure you’ll get lots of opinions here.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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teenagewoodworker

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#2 posted 03-22-2009 03:42 AM

i like a garnet shellac for pine. it gets the really nice yellow in pine but darkens it some… it looks really nice

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jeh412

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#3 posted 03-22-2009 01:30 PM

My shop stool is finished in lacquer and about half a dozen different colors of paint overspray, but I don’t imagine that’s what you’re looking for! Truthfully, I like shellac on pine.

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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#4 posted 03-27-2009 10:36 PM

If it is going to be handled alot i wouldn’t suggest shellac. try an oil based. i prefer velvet oil.but shellac and lacquer look great with pine.

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