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Re: Practical relevance of surface appearance

Rafael from PA
Bill, Warren, could you clarify your statements?

Perhaps for certain types of wood and finish sanded or planed finished surfaces may not make a difference.

How about figured woods or those that exhibit chatoyancy? would sanding or planing make a difference? does the type of finish, i.e. varnish, shellac, etc., make difference too?

I have experience with old growth heart pine flooring in my house, some boards have beautiful chatoyance. I refinished them with floor sanders to a fine grit. In another part of the house the boards were stained and that killed the chatoyancy, big mistake, oh well.

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