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Forum topic by Patrickgeddes14 posted 10-12-2019 08:10 PM 620 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-12-2019 08:10 PM

Customer says she wants roughsawn, which I think with a few coats of urethane will be smooth enough to sit on without scratching right?

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#1 posted 10-12-2019 08:29 PM

Maybe, maybe not. You possess the perfect tool to test it with though. (Hint: you’re sitting on it)

Or, if the idea of sliding your bottom up and down the bench doesn’t appeal to you, you can take a cloth towel, or put on a cloth glove, and slide it along checking for anything that catches it.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 10-12-2019 08:39 PM

Depends what kind of wood it is but usually a bit of hand sanding will knock off the splinters and still give that roughsawn look. A high gloss will take away from the rustic look if it g ets too shiny.

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#3 posted 10-12-2019 09:24 PM

What kind of finish would you use. Also, I’m not sure which white paint and primer for the mdf I should use. Simple I know, but what do you use?

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#4 posted 10-14-2019 01:24 PM

You can plane the board and then use a “polissoir” to change the texture as explained here

Gregg also explains how to make a “polissoir”

and his experiences

Not precisely “roughsawn” but might please the customer.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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