|Forum topic by BigMig||posted 04-02-2015 02:02 PM||841 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
04-02-2015 02:02 PM
Well, I’m approaching the final stages of making a coffee table for my own living room. The legs will be painted (maple) and the top is leopard wood/lace wood. Of course, I want the top to show off the wood’s natural beauty and figure.
I have lots of small scraps (from the top) on which I’ll try different finishes and techniques, but I figured (no pun intended) that you LJers might be able to help me narrow down the things I try.
I imagine I’ll want to use a first finish that will accentuate the wild grain of the wood. Not sure if that will be BLO, or Tung, or something else. Then – not too sure, though I will want it to be pretty durable – as a coffee table.
Well, team, whatya think?
-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA