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Forum topic by Harryn posted 04-17-2015 04:36 PM 538 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-17-2015 04:36 PM

Table project finishing

Making a parquet top coffee table to be used in West Palm Beach FL (High humidity area).Is it best apply finish to the underside of the top or leave it unfinished to allow breathing. Red oak on plywood.

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#1 posted 04-17-2015 04:41 PM

I usually see recommendations for finishing every side of its hardwood. Ply bottom? Don’t think you’d have much to worry about but it would never hurt.

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#2 posted 04-18-2015 02:05 AM

Yes, apply finish to the bottom and all exposed surfaces. Moisture travels everywhere.

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