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Posted on What finish should be applied for my first ever woodworking project - The Overhang Chair in Walnut

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#1 posted 08-10-2017 12:15 AM

Looks great and really carries the feel of the original. I would recommend you stick to an oil finish. Here s how they do it at the Nakashima workshop:

Incidentally, I live about 15 minutes from the workshop.

- TungOil

Hey TungOil,

I did refer to this back when I was still in the process of building the chair. Thank you for reminding me of this valuable resource again! I just went though it again and it says that they just use oil and allow it to penetrate in the wood. I was concerned that since this is a chair which will mostly be a show piece but occasionally will also be sat on, would it be recommended that I put on a top coat of something durable? I am not very sure about the durability of Linseed oil, but I assume since its just oil and not really a coating, there maybe chances of the surface getting occasional scratches. Do you recommend applying a top coat of something that hardens but does not create a glossy/ effect?

I may be wrong, but that’s what I felt when I was suggested to use the BLO.


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