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Forum topic by jdege posted 03-01-2015 08:14 PM 702 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-01-2015 08:14 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finish laundry question

I’m planning on building a table for the laundry room. Some thing to fold clothes on, and o which to set bottles of detergent, bleach, etc., and I’m wondering about what to use as a finish.

I have a panel of laminated ash to use for the top. The base will probably be poplar, because it’s what is available, here. I’m not trying for something fancy, not looking to stain it and show off the grain, or something. Just want something that will handle the inevitable spills of various laundry chemicals – soap, bleach, borax, oxygen clean, etc.


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#1 posted 03-01-2015 09:32 PM

I believe once you spill bleach it’ll eat into pretty much any finish I’d go with a white or off white formica ad the top.

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#2 posted 03-04-2015 01:48 PM

So, maybe instead of trying for some thing so tough it will stand up to anything, I go for something easy to repair? Like Danish Oil and wax?

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#3 posted 03-04-2015 01:54 PM

You would also be able to repair lacquer as each coat burns into the previous. Just sand out the damage and reapply.

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