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Re: Those look great...
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Re: Those look great... ()

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
White oak is less like finishing a sponge.

The red in red oak will be gone in short order once the wood gets a sun tan. The dark in white oak is there forever.

If you are going to try to fill something as porous as red oak with shellac (or any finish) I find it necessary to sand between coats to keep the nonporous surface from building to a thick coating. You may well have had the pores filled to original wood surface level but the relative difference persisted.

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