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post #1 of 2 Old 02-28-2014, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Old Growth Redwood Finish

Hi, this is my first post. I have an old growth redwood that's air dryed for several years. I really want to maintain the integrity and natural coloring of the wood, which will stay inside as a table runner. Would you recommend a non-poly marine finish, tung-oil and beeswax (combo), or danish-wax and beeswax combo? I'm sure the non-poly would be the strongest but I really like the look of oil finished. Just afraid the oil will make the redwood too dark. Does anyone have experience with this, very much appreciated.
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Before anyone can give you a recommendation on finish we need to know what the project is and whether it is used indoors or outdoors. As far as mixing beeswax and tung oil, I don't care for the idea. I would use the finish alone and after ample time to cure apply wax later.
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