I built a "hay rake" table out of dimentional lumber and old pallet material (soft pine.) (I'm working on pix to add as requested in another thread. Just haven't gotten them done yet. ,, I'm told you all like to see lots of pix.) It was a project that was intended to be just for the practice of it and to see if I could do it. Lot's of M'nT joints, wedged tennons, breadboard ends, etc. Lot's of stuff I haven't attampted before. Well it's actually turned out pretty well, and I think it's a usuable table, so it may be spared from the firepit.
Now I'm wondering about a finish. I think I've read somewhere, sometime, about using shellac layered with glaze (gel stain) to add some depth and color to the finish. Anyone ever heard of that? tried that? I'm afraid of the splotching because it's cheap, soft pine. Any other suggestions?