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#1 posted 01-24-2018 02:46 AM

Dry time for sure. Over night in the summer, but winter you may want to wait a couple days between coats. Moving it indoors will help for sure. Danish oil has been my go to finish. I apply it and wet sand it by hand with the highest grit I sanded to. You mentioned 320. I quit as it starts to get tacky and wipe it dry with clean cotton rags. As dry as you can get it. A big piece like yours I only work one section at a time. Get it completely wiped down dry before moving to the next area. The tacky rough spots tend to be an area that you may have missed when wiping it off. It will soften right up with the next coat. I use a minimum of 3 coats. And frequently use up to 6 with a fine furniture project, and sometimes finish with a little paste wax after it is good and dry. But not always. See how it looks and feels a week or two after I am done.
Good luck

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