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finishing large island top

I have a dilema, The island top is ready for finish but I really don't want to be flipping this thing over to many times. It's 48x84x1.5 thick, with 60 laminations. So, my question is, Has anyone tried to use like titebond glue in an even thickness to "size" and seal the bottom of a tabletop, then finish the top? The top will be 3-4 coats of danish oil with probably 2 coats of polyurethane. Thanks...
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Don't blame ya! That's one heavy piece of wood ya got there.
Glue would probably do the trick but, I think a couple coats of poly on the underside would look and feel better. Probably do as good of a job of sealing it, too.
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When spraying cabinet parts, I spray the back side or bottom of the pieces first.
A couple of thin coats or a single heavy coat. As long as it doesn't run or drip is fine.
That seals the back side.
Then flip them once to do the finish side. A couple thin coats

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can you hang from the ceiling????????? do both at once?

if ya need to elevate off the surface use nails, just don't move it lol

they will be almost invisible marks imo
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