I just completed the top of my workbench, which is recycled red oak
flooring. Yes, it milling was a pain but it is fery sturdy, flat, and
gorgeous. Anyway, any suggestions on what to finish it with in terms of was,
oil, etc.? Thanks..
Oil is the best for a bench - you need the easy annual refinishing
Wax on top if it's a hardboard wear layer, or you're going to do a lot
of glue-ups. Otherwise avoid the wax, because it makes future
This was just published in the "250 Shop Tips" book I got shrink
wrapped with a "Woodworker's Journal" issue.
I do the same with builder's paper, similar to the roll-ou paper
covers at a doctor's office.
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