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Subject:
Answer started on Main Message Board
Response To:
Re: some comments ()

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
You need more than one opinion and there will be more finishers on the Main Board. In any case experiment on a test piece.

I see no reason to ever use a pure oil finish. Something needs to be done to preserve the walnut color and provide protection to a table top. I want scratches to be in the finish not the wood. Stain or pure oil followed by a varnish or shellac finish will look good on your table top and provide some protection. I think you want a bit of gloss in the top to match the bottom finish.

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