Okay, I guess I'm looking for some "old school" finishing tips here.
I'm in the process of building a large work bench, will be using it for
a variety of projects, and want to protect it from spills, stains, etc.
I don't want (or need) a glossy finish, I'm just looking for something
to protect the wood.
I've considered Linseed oil and I've even thought about Tung oil, but
never have used either of them on the top of a work bench before, I'm
not sure which might be the better choice.
The bench is pine construction with a top of 5/8" quality grade
plywood. I don't care if it darkens, in fact I think that process may
provide some "personality" to the bench. I'm simply trying to avoid a
Can anyone provide me any "war stories" of having finished the top of
work bench that might guide me to an intelligent decision? Thanks.