1. Scott Jordan on January 25, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    How was lacquer not even mentioned?

  2. Gary Smythe on January 25, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    I made a barn table out of redwood and plan to use it as a dining table. What type of finish should I use?

  3. icawn on January 25, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    As they mentioned, you can use wax-free Shellac as a sealer.

    1) Stain (optional)
    2) Wax-free Shellac
    3) Brush on polyurethane (do 3 coats, light sand in between coats).
    4) Paste finishing wax.

    If you’re doing a kitchen table, you need protection from water and physical abuse. This should work well for you. For most other tables, poly alone is great. If you need absolute superior protection from physical abuse and water, epoxy is far better (thicker) than poly–you usually see this in bars.

  4. Destiny Hart on January 25, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Thank you for your professional yet simplistic approach to helping others like myself understand better different woodworking techniques.

  5. Jason Piper on January 25, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    What finish would you recommend for a table top

  6. Alexandru Preda on January 25, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Well… I think this video sums up pretty well the finishing choices. Good job.

  7. Zenodotus Of Athens on January 25, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    It would have been nice if you included lacquer as one of the finishes

  8. Craig Clemans on January 25, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    My Favorite Woodworking magazine.

  9. R Little Homestead on January 25, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    My understanding is that boiled linseed is not culinary appropriate, rather raw linseed