Case building/ finishes

#1

Good afternoon fellow wigglers,

I am currently building a case and am wondering wether people have either oiled or varnished their cases after staining them?

Thanks

#2

Depends on the look you are after, personally I like danish oil. Application is fairly easy, and combined with some sanding with high grits will produce a very hard smooth finish.

#3

be aware there are some oils that dont ‘set’, they are absorbed into the timber and are supposed to be reapplied periodically so just avoid those…

#4

This is the Danish Oil finish on my new case, wood is marine grade plywood (scored it cheap from the off-cut bin!). Is sanded to 180 grit with two coats. I’m happy with the look now and won’t go any further.

#5

Hi Ya all,

If you want your cases stained, painted or clear finished hit me up. Im a furniture finisher based in Sydney. Happy to help out any wiggler at a discounted rate.

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