Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
I would suggest Minwax Antique Oil Finish. When applied according to directions the finish is a nice soft luster with a wonderful feel. Every wood that I've ever used MAOF on causes the grain to really pop out. The MAOF will add a slightly warming glow to the wood.
To use, brush or rag on. In five or ten minutes wipe off and rub so that the rag glides on the finish. Wait 24 hours and do a second coat the same way.
Wait another 24 hours and you can (JPW or Minwax or Butchers or...) paste wax, shellac, polyurethane or nothing over it.
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
Remember that when we have the "BIG ONE" everything east of the Rockies falls into the ocean.