Walt Chase wrote:That is going to be a cool table. My personal tastes wouldn't allow for the staining of that nice old wood, but its your table and not mine. What are you planing on for legs? wood, metal? I'll be following this for the finished product.
Jay Mullaky wrote:What would you suggest Walt? Give it a light sanding and some kind of varnish to protect it from spills.
I really am.open to suggestions
jim hughes wrote:Jay, cool find and nice project. I like to use mineral or linseed oil for wood with character I want to keep. It is very hard to replicate actual wear! the patina on the fasteners is lovely and I would hate to see you loose that as well. either of those oils are very easy to work with and will protect you table for years, you can use as much as you like to gain a darker look or as little to retain some color. good luck!
Jay Mullaky wrote:Outdoor varnish Vs indoor varnish
Is there any difference? I can pick up some indoor varnish anytime so no hassle.
Couldn't find any linseed oil but would this antique oil offer the same results?
And finally is the antique oil essentially a protective varnish? Or should I add a coat of varnish on top of it?