Teal or Rosewood Bathroom vanity top


I am concerned with what to use for a water impervious finish of a teak
wooden top for a bathroom vanity. A paint specialist suggested a marine varnish. Another suggestion is to go with polyurethane. Yet another is to try leaving it unfinished applying teak oil as needed. Also, I am aware of using automotive clear coat as an ultimate finish protector. If the wood is not teak but is rosewood instead, would the recommendations change? Any suggestions? Also, we are concerned about the wood appearnce after stripping and sanding. It had been stained before and in some areas the stain is obviously soaked uinto the wood more. What should we do about this?
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snipped-for-privacy@hal-pc.org wrote: > I am concerned with what to use for a water impervious finish of a teak > > wooden top for a bathroom vanity. <snip>
That is a figment of a fertile imagination.
There is no such thing as a good protective finish for real teak, even Thai teak, which is protected these days.
There is a whole industry that produces "sheep dip" to protect teak in a marine environment. None of it really works.
Ultimately, people either sell the boat, remove the teak, or let it weather gray.
IMHO, a bathroom vanity top is a very poor use of good teak.
For your application, don't know what to suggest, but not teak.
Lew
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Thanks Lew for the advice however discouraging but what if it is Rosewood? Lew Hodgett wrote:

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snipped-for-privacy@hal-pc.org wrote:
> Thanks Lew for the advice however discouraging but what if it is > Rosewood?
I don't have a clue.
Just curious, why wood?
Lew
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We just like it and it is becoming trendy. Lew Hodgett wrote:

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snipped-for-privacy@hal-pc.org wrote:
> We just like it and it is becoming trendy.
The fact you like it works for me.
It out weighs everything else.
Forget trendy.
I'd probably build using the hardwood of choice with a laminated top from something like Corian or equal, maybe even granite.
Lew
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snipped-for-privacy@hal-pc.org wrote in

Are you describing something that is already installed, and you want to redo the finish?
Patriarch
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3rd try at replying; postings are disappearing - WHY?? Patriarch wrote:

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snipped-for-privacy@hal-pc.org wrote in

I thought it was just my system needed rewhacking IRT rec.woodworking.
Mebbe not?
Patriarch
BTW, is this a preinstalled wood counter you're describing?
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It is not preinstalled. It is a stand alone piece of furniture which we will mount the sink into and the faucets will be wall mounted.
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