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Old 11-17-10, 08:34 AM   #1
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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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Old 11-17-10, 08:35 AM   #2
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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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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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Milkpaint with a linseed topcoat.
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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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