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Forum topic by gdiddy13 posted 07-15-2016 08:24 PM 740 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-15-2016 08:24 PM

Finally! finishing my barn door to table top project this week.

I have your standard semi gloss poly that I have fully planned to use for this table, and I guess I’m just looking for confirmation that this would be the correct/best way to finish this thing.

It is all reclaimed wood, and while I don’t want a super thick coat, I do want enough to keep it from getting watermarks, food stains etc.


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#1 posted 07-15-2016 11:07 PM

Diddy, you really don’t give much info to go on, but that never stopped me before. :D I don’t know the wood species so I don’t know if you might like to “pop” the grain or not. Poly is a good, durable finish. Water borne poly will preserve the color of the wood pretty much as it currently is. An oil based poly will “yellow” the wood color making what is generally considered to be a “warmer” finish but is better for popping the grain. Either way, I would suggest at least 3 coats of poly. A semi gloss finish will show any “dings” that may be in the wood more than a satin finish, but not as much as a gloss would do. Whatever you think you want to do, test it first on a piece of scrap wood that has been sanded the same as your table top. This will prevent any unpleasant surprises with your project and may save you a lot of grief. HTH

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