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Burlwood table base - bad finish results

Posted by vickiv51 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 15, 11 at 16:41

I'm in the process of making a burlwood coffee table. I finished the base of the table by applying a coat of water based verethene. The instructions said that the milky look would dry clear, however, it did not. Instead of enhancing the look of the burlwood, it gave it a dull whitish sheen. I don't like it and I'm hoping that there is a way I can either remove the finish with a wire brush or liquid sandpaper and apply a different kind of finish to enhance the look of the wood. Any help and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thankyou.


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RE: Burlwood table base - bad finish results

Sorry, but I think you will have to strip this chemically and start over.

The milkiness probably did not go away because of too-thick a coating.

A better alternative would be shellac, an oil-based varnish, or lacquer, depending upon your skills and what you want it to look like.

There is nothing wrong with w/b products, but they tend to give a cool look to the wood unless it is one that has a tint of amber in it.


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