finishing a fireplace mantel
I have a mantel surround and shelf in oak that I need to finish, I plan to use a stain and then floor grade polyurethane (Minwax duralseal) Then I remember seeing "check local fire codes" before fininshing and installing the product.
I wanted to know if the poly will work and to code? The wood shouldn't be getting that hot.
My fireplace is wood burning and it has a brass surrounds with rows of tiny square holes horizontally. Is it OK to position the horizontal wood piece directly above the square holes? Picture coming soon.
I also wanted to know if I should glue the ornament on before staining and sealing, or finish them individually I imagine glue will not work well after poly has been applied to the bonding surface
Thanks in advance