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Help finishing End Table

by Chris
posted 02-10-2017 03:39 PM

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#1 posted 02-10-2017 03:54 PM

Oil base poly is the most durable finish out there and is what I always use on table tops. Minwax wipe on poly is a good one, but my favorite Behlen’s Rockhard table top varnish. The legs and apron are not as critical and you could use Arm R Seal or something of that nature for the lower parts.

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#2 posted 02-10-2017 04:11 PM

Application of a coating depends on the coating and the environment you will be applying the coating. Application may be wipe, brush, pour, dip, spray.

Since the table will be used in an office you may want to protect whatever finish you decide on with a glass top. If that is not viable then have coasters for any drinks and a small piece of fabric beneath the lamp.

-- Wuddoc

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#3 posted 02-10-2017 04:11 PM

Thank you both. I appreciate it.

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#4 posted 02-10-2017 04:25 PM

Another question given this advice … what would applying a couple coats of danish oil do before applying the poly?

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