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ITEM TYPE: HARD-USE FURNITURE

Brand or type of Finish: Polyurethane varnish Finish Category: Surface Qualities: Excellent durability, high moisture and wear resistance, good depth, various lusters, lightly tones wood Brand or type of Finish: Paste varnish Finish Category: Surface Qualities: Comparable to above in durability, less surface build-up, natural-looking, easily applied/repaired Brand or type of Finish: Oil/varnish Finish Category: Penetrating Qualities: Good durability, moister resistance, satin luster, natural-looking,easily applied/repaired


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ITEM TYPE: ANTIQUES

Brand or type of Finish: Oil/varnish Mix Finish Category: Penetrating Qualities: Good durability, hand-rubbed look, natural, satin luster, lightly tones wood, easily applied/repaired Brand or type of Finish: Paste varnish Finish Category: Surface Qualities: Hand-rubbed look with slight surface build-up, good durability, adds warm tone, easily applied and repaired Brand or type of Finish: Tung oil Finish Category: Penetrating Qualities: Durable, adds light tone, low luster, hand-rubbed look Brand or type of Finish: Shellac Finish Category: Surface Qualities: Matches many old finishes, durbale, tones wood color, luster varies, easily renewed


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ITEM TYPE: OUTDOOR PROJECTS

Brand or type of Finish: Spar or marine varnish Finish Category: Surface Qualities: Exceptionally durable, highly moisture resistant, deepens wood tone, builds depth, high gloss Brand or type of Finish: Exterior polyurethane Finish Category: Surface Qualities: Durable and long-lasting, highly moisture-resistant, looks very similar to natural varnish Brand or type of Finish: Plasitc oil Finish Category: Penetrating Qualities: Durable and long-lasting, easily renewed, satin sheen, natural-looking.


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I'm making the Keepsake Box (issue 222 - Nov. '13) for my granddaughter for Christmas. The woods I'm using are cherry and black walnut. Can someone recommend the finish I should use. I've been told that walnut doesn't take finishes very well. Thanks, Robert

12/6/2013 07:51:18 PM Report Abuse

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