Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Gorgeous Oregon!
Either varnish or a (Wipe-on) polyurethane finish would be my suggestion. Charing the grain? That's certainly interesting, are you charing the entire piece or just "tiger striping" it? As far as pine goes, I don't really like pine... If I ever use pine (which isn't often) I always stain it as I don't like the colour of it personally but charing is certainly an interesting approach. I am now very intrigued in your process and am quite curious to see what this looks like. Are you by any chance willing to post a picture of it?
"Dreams are stronger than poison and seize more firmly than disease, once captured one can not escape. It's a real curse, but for adventurers who are dedicated to it, body and soul, people without dreams are more frightening than death" (Made in Abyss). The Twenty Seventeen anime of the year, it definitely deserves that award. It's a show you don't expect to throw you off as much as it does. It may be Moe but it's certainly not lighthearted, just the opposite.