I built a shelving unit out of pine (Shaker style creamery shelves) and
I would like to finish it with danish oil (Watco offer a color that
interest me), and since I am going to use the shelves as a bookcase I am
thinking about finally applying shellac (orange shellac?), because I am
afraid the oil could damage my books.
From what I know, danish oil do not "reverse video" pine as stain does
(where the originally darker wood end up being lighter colored than the
I never used any kind of oil before, but I have used blonde shellac on
cherry and on tea "stained" pine and I liked the result.
How would the danish oil react with the knots?
Can I really do this, danish oil + shellac?
Thanks for your help :-)