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Re: Finish ()

Mark Mandell - Gone Round In New Jersey
polish is a huge learning curve. As your displayed wood is open-pore, pore filling would be the order-of-the-day if you're looking for a piano finish. Putting a high gloss finish on an open pore wood tends to create light-scattering surfaces which take away from the design elements. If you're not going to fill the pores, a satin or semi-gloss finish may give you the look you want. Once you put high gloss finish into open pores you can't control the glossy points of light until you fill them completely.

Alan, if you've never done a filled-pore finish, I'll point out that it's fairly easy to do on a table top, but a huge paine on other parts of the piece.

[that's "pain" with a pinky extended] ;)

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