I have thre old doors in my basement from which I'm stripping several
layers of old paint. Turns out they're chestnut.
I'd like to hear opinions on how I can finish these. I've had some good
results on some mahogany furniture, using Minwax stans and polyurethane.
And I'd thought that the doors would need a poly finish, since the
bottom of at least one has a bit of water damage. BUT, I've been seeing
references to finishing chestnut with tung oil, and I have a pint of
Formby's which I ought to use sooner or later. But I'm concerned about
how well it can protect the wood.
So... any ideas? Any recommendations for a finish which won't disclor
the chestnut, but which keeps its vibrancy, and a coatin which will
protect it adequately?