|Forum topic by Chris||posted 01-22-2015 08:24 PM||694 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-22-2015 08:24 PM
I am stuck towards the end of a project and this seems to be the forum to do it. I have been working on a serving tray for over a month. I’ve used a lot of new techniques that I never tried before and I am glad how it has turned out so far. I’m at the point where the tray is assembled but I don’t know how to finish it.
Originally I was going to paint it but now I am having second thoughts because I painted some of the same plywood for a different project and it just didn’t take very well. The plywood was bought at Home Depot. I am not even sure what type of plywood it is. It was just the cheapest, flat, sanded plywood that came in a 2×4 sheet (on a budget). The sides of the tray are made of wood that I re-used from a remodel of a different room in our house. The wood was originally stained and I sanded it down. I have had friends guess the wood is pine but can’t confirm this. It does not smell like cedar.
Anyway … I was wondering what you all would suggest as a finish at this point? I am hoping for something that would be able to handle some light food/liquid exposure because it will be used in our house. Pics are below. Thanks for the help!