I have a customer in the big houses down town and we delivered her dinning room table yesterday and she showed me around her home. She has 4 or 5 really nice different tables from re-claimed wood. I like the stiles and the look finishing will vary depending on the age and quality of the wood. A lot of this old wood may be beetle rittled. and would need to be treated to firm up the wood.
1st the finisher showed the use of Wood hardner to stablelize the soft wood
2nd he worked epoxy into all the cracks
3rd oil wiping stain
4th looks to be a (conversion varnish), spray it on thick and looks like plastic Rob the finish is super durable for water environments.
to me he did a injustice to the top; taking all the character from the piece, if you notice in the beginning he had a can of famo-wood the stuff SUCKS ! it become very bridal and ugly and I would perfer wood epoxy or shaping a piece of wood to fit the place needed.
********Shouldn't this be in finishing*********
Last edited by Dave Hawksford; 06-24-2011 at 12:17 PM.
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