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Posted on Should I bleach unfinished SPF lumber to remove stains?(solved)

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#1 posted 08-11-2017 04:47 AM

Hi Artislee,

I didn’t recognize the term SPF and looked it up to find it stands for “Spruce Pine Fir” which covers several species of wood and different behaviors (of the wood, not the craftsman). My first question back to you would be to ask how “fancy” this tabletop is intended – formal dining room, picnic, or somewhere in-between?

Since all of them are soft woods, I have no opinion on the stain itself, but I’m wary of using an epoxy finish on a soft wood for fear that any indentation would break the finish since it wouldn’t have strong backing. I like epoxy finishes, but have found them somewhat brittle and better suited to materials which can support them.

What is the intended purpose of the table? That may shed some light on the problem.



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