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    Woodworkers - what finish would you use on this?

    Someone made this breadbox. It is made from a very sappy softwood. What finish do you think would look the best on it?
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    What's the decor like where you plan to use it?

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    Aluminum. Or brass.

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    lead based paint.
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    a good shellacking...
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    there's a finish out there called "salad bowl finish" which is safe for use with foodstuff - it's some sort of polyurethane mix.
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    thin shellac wood sealer then the food safe finish. from the look of the piece I'd say the wood is a pine and the suggestion would work.

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    Just mineral oil if you don't mind it being light colored.

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    Distressed, linseed oil and burnt umber glaze.
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    I was thinking a thin wash of orange shellac then water-based polyurethane but I am open to suggestions.

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    blood?
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    Burn & brush w/ Danish oil

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    Milkpaint with a linseed topcoat.

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    Steel wool dissolved in vinegar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Steel wool dissolved in vinegar.
    Will that work on pine? My understanding is that it's for high tannin woods like oak or walnut which has worked beautifully for me. I didn't realize that pine had that much tannin.

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    regret dissolved in blood over urine.
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