Just a block of walnut with holes drilled in it to hold some desk stuff.
Would like recommendations for an easy to do finish that has a good shine to
it. I used to use Rockler's Wunder coat, I think it was, for some things I
have made, but did not see it last time I was in Rockler's. So any
suggestions appreciated. Thanks.
I would go with wipe on too. I am proof it is idiot-proof.
If you want to pop the grain up a little better you can start with
boiled linseed oil, let it dry thoroughly and then follow it with
poly. Both finishes are easy, dry pretty quickly and provide a very
nice finish on walnut. Also, the poly is easy to touch up if minor
rattle-cans: hit it with shellac sealer/finish (I use Zinsser), wait a
few minutes (or 'til it doesn't smell) and maybe touch with some 220
laying around, then lacquer (any brand handy, pick ur sheen). Some of
these "samples" I still have laying around and they look great! Not to
mention, your project has a bunch of holes that won't do well with
either a brush *or* a wipe...love them rattle-cans...
The easiest is the can of spray lacquer you have. It is not quite as
nice as shellac, shellac is perfect for walnut and maple, and is fool
proof. You have to open the can, stir and apply a couple of times and
steel wool it, so it is not quite as easy, but the result is spectacular.
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