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Hi, I made this table for the office.

The top is two pieces of baltic birch, which I pocket hole jointed together (I just bought a kreg pocket hole joint jig, and am a fan!). And, I attached a strip of red oak on either side - using pocket hold jig.

The legs are just 2×4's, which I tapered on my table saw - first time tapering legs, and I really like how they look.

Then I also added a little hanging shelf for a computer to sit.

Finally, I finished it with danish oil which is my "go to" finish

Actually, I was wondering, is there a rub on oil finish that produces a lighter, closer to the original wood color finish?

Thanks for your advice!

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Not a bad little table for its use.
 

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Real nice table. i like Kreg screews and Danish oil too. You might try clear wax free shellac for a finish or Howard's Feed and Wax. I just bought some Howard's and used it twice now.

Cheers, Jim
 

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Real nice table. i like Kreg screews and Danish oil too. You might try clear wax free shellac for a finish or Howard s Feed and Wax. I just bought some Howard s and used it twice now.

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh
Thanks BurlyBob and JIm!

I am going to try out Howard's feed and wax, thanks for the tip!
 

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Very nice table. Well done.
 

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Thanks.

I just picked us some tung oil today, thanks for the tip.

Soap!? that just might be crazy enough to work!!!

Love the table and hanging shelf is unusual. Try Tung oil which is a a wipe on finish. Also Soap can be rubbed in to timber as a finish. It does not add colour but does protect. Below is a link to an article on it.

https://www.popularwoodworking.com/finishing/soap-wood-finish/#:~:text=The%20look%20is%20very%20thin,finish%20because%20it%20resists%20stains

- Woodfix
 
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