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Forum topic by RustyHoot posted 04-27-2017 11:02 PM 564 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-27-2017 11:02 PM

We are building a dining room table from Re-claimed Douglas Fir. We like the natural color of the wood once washed/sanded however we need to put a finish on it. I have tried oil based polyurethane and it turns it reddish color – the water based polyurethane turns it yellow. (Minwax @ Home Depot)
What would you suggest to use to keep as much of the natural color as possible?
Thank you – I appreciate your help!

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#1 posted 05-03-2017 06:17 PM

I’ve had mixed results with Minwax Polycrylic; most of the time it is perfectly clear, but every once in a while it’ll yellow over a white paint – I think it might be contaminated brushes.

Anyway – I’ve not done this myself but I know there’s a poured epoxy resin finish that people call “liquid glass” for it’s thickness and clarity. I can’t speak to any tinting of the wood, but the product is crystal clear.

Give that a look?

-- Derek ~ Omaha, NE

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