Favorite/preferred wood finish

Slowly familiarizing myself with all the wood finish options out there

Whats y’alls preferred/go-to wood finish?

Does shellac replace an oil finish? Or can it be used to seal an oil finish? I’m trying to stay away from PU if possible

I’m a big fan of Danish. Building it up over the course of a couple of weeks takes a minute, though. You said you’re trying to stay away from poly; have you tried General Finishes water-based poly? My experience with it has been great, from rolling it on to spraying.

Osmo and Rubio seem to be the go-to for a lot of the fine furniture makers I follow, but I don’t have any experience with it personally.

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I use Walrus Oil, Osmo and Rubio. A lamb’s wool buffer is a must.

Wait, @LivingOnTheEdgeKupec, do you really mean walrus oil or is that my new favorite typo of the week?

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Is that an oil base, and osmo/rubio on top? Or just what you use on different projects?

I use them, individually, on different projects.

E.g. this desk is finished with a tinted Rubio oil.

Thanks! Steve

Steve Kupec, Owner
Living on the Edge Woodwork


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Thought I had replied; see: https://walrusoil.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiA8ov_BRAoEiwAOZogwZIydak3skx8yZN02H6twRhxFmIzEZmT3Jm9FjSFSE06Nbr8rYjZCRoCFqcQAvD_BwE

Ah, awesome, hadn’t heard of it, but love the name. Thanks for sharing!

oh this walrus oil looks pretty dope. Ill have to try some. Thanks for the link

I’ve used Danish oil on my last few furniture projects and been pretty happy with it.

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