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Table finish.
« on: November 30, 2012, 11:55:23 AM »
I am building a new table for the kitchen. The top is two pieces of ponderosa pine. the pieces are 22"x93" they were kiln dried.  Any thoughts on a durable matte finish? Trying to stay any from anything shiny.  thanks

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Re: Table finish.
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2012, 11:04:39 PM »
If you do not use some type of varnish, the finish might not hold up.  I would check with Sherwin Williams.  Their alkyd varnish is very good, and you can get it in a satin finish, but that might still be too shiny for you. 
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Re: Table finish.
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 07:09:32 AM »
i've really come to like a hand rubbed finish of comprised of on part each boiled linseed oil, spar varnish, and mineral spirits
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Re: Table finish.
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 07:23:17 AM »
I have been using Tung oil for years now and love it. I am a natural finish type of guy! But being a table top it needs a protective type of finish as in poly or varnish.Both come in satin and you can put on numerous coats. Tim

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Re: Table finish.
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 09:38:26 AM »
I have used "Bona Traffic" floor finish.  It's a two part water bourn finish that is self leveling and is very easy to work with.  It wears like iron and you won't get water rings from glasses.
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Re: Table finish.
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 12:11:06 PM »
I would use a polyurethane finish just for the durability. If satin is still too shiny, you can always knock down the gloss with sandpaper.  Experiment on some scrap to find the grit that gives you the look you want.

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