:> I have an old (1910) bungalow, slowly going through and stripping paint
:> off of pretty much everything. My question is NOT what COULD I use for
:> finishing the old Douglas fir trim, but what do you think they really
:> did use, back in 1910?
: If you look in reprinted bungalow house plan books, they often mention
: that the interior woodwork is finished with varnish.
But shellac was known back then as spirit varnish, so it might be shellac.
-- Andy Barss