Well we had a long day in the shop, working on a custom rocking chair which is really coming along great. Joel sanded and burnished the back braces up to a wonderful glow, showing off the extreme curly figure they have.
But that’s another story, here I took another time lapse of me applying a coat of our 3 part finish to a trestle coffee table and the top to a dining table we’ve been working on.
The finish is a mixture of equal parts of Raw Tung oil, Boiled Linseed oil and Poly Urethane ( semi-gloss), mix together in a salad dressing jar and apply with a foam brush.
I find you want to get the finish applied as quickly as possible so a
foam brush designed to flood a surface is perfect. Let the finish soak
in for about 20 – 30 minutes and wipe off completely.
We apply 3 coats to all chairs, and table tops receive 10 coats for added protection. Because this is a rub off finish it is almost fool proof to apply, although it does build slowly it yields a beautiful grain pop along with a silky smooth natural feel.