Shuffle board re-finish

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Blog entry by canadianchips posted 03-21-2015 12:05 PM 1262 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working on a shuffle board table for past 2 weeks. Some seniors had a table in the basement for past several years, they carried upstairs and put it in the games room. There is already one up there. I stripped all the finish off the table, rescrewed the top hardwood to the table from underneath. The corners were curled about 1/2 inch on each side, bowing badly in middle. When the person built the table he did not put any adjusters from the underside. Re-screwing it I was able to get it within 1/8”. Then I proceeded to plane and sand it flat. At one end the boards also split, leaving anothe 1/8 gap. I mixed sawdust and glue to refill this gap, it went well. I was able to get the table flat. After I finished leveling and flattening the table I used a polycrylic finish on it. I felt this product was hard enough and would work well…...............
Now I am dealing with a SLOW TABLE. The other table sits right beside mine, we have to push almost twice as hard. I am disappointed. I used silicone spray lightly before I sprinkled light coat of wax. The senoirs tried it tuesday night, they all said the same thing, it looks beautiful but it is slow. I gave the table 4 coats of the same floor wax they use on the other one. I still have as low table ! HELP ME PLEASE ?
I am considering stripping it again and coating with a Carnuba wax. Online it says carnuba is the hardest wax available ?
All my years I have been confident in what I do… I am no longer sure anymore.
PS > I will try to post pictures tonight.

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#1 posted 03-21-2015 03:55 PM

You can some some information from

After you refinish a table the table is slow until you get silicone in the table. Most tables need a coat of liquid wax as the base.

Also, try using a faster speed to get the silicone into the table over time. For example, on a 22 foot table a Sun Glo #1 should be used than after the weight gets silicone in the table over time, you could go to a slower speed as the table will get faster. Refinished tables are slower at the start.

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