09:01AM | 10/29/01
Member Since: 01/07/00
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I have just finished building a dining table top using maple plywood and solid maple 1x edging. I have applied two coats of Minwax stain and need to know what the best finish is for a table. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I do not want a high-gloss finish. I have thought of using wax, have used water-based polyeurethanes in the past, and have seen wipe-on poly's at the hardware store.
Thaks in advance.


02:51PM | 10/29/01
Member Since: 09/23/01
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You must be careful with dining room tables. If you use a waterbased finish over an oil stain the finish may pop off if anything hot is set on the table. At this point your best bet would be using a brushing lacquer. Make sure that you purchase a good china bristle brush to apply it with. Sand lightly between coats.


02:21PM | 10/31/01
Member Since: 01/07/00
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Thanks for the advice. I found a great product at the local hardware store: Minwax wipe-on poly. It's new to me (maybe not to you), oil-based, and easy as 1-2-3 to use. Very impressed with the results.
Thanks again.


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