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First thread... I like to repurpose items for a better benefit. I've got this old kitchen table that I want to use as a work bench/table. The thing about it is I want a durable finish that will clean with ease. I have no idea what to use(never got into wood working) Don't care what it looks like but it needs to hold up to oils. Does that make any sense?
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eggs
smear it with eggs
if it gets dirty you can clean it by adding more eggs
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>>914140
It has gotten to cold for the chickens to lay eggs.. but thank you for a laugh
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>>914140
HowToBasic pls go.
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>>914129
Polycrylic
Layer it in many, MANY thin coats. Sand with extra fine grit sand paper between coats after each coat is completely dry. If you have an air brush i heard they work nicely for this but never tried it myself. After 10-20 coats it will be as smooth as glass and just as easy to clean. Dont skimp on the number of coats though or else it will chip easily.
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Clean your f'ing garage first.

Then create outer rim with tape to pour Envirotex lite on the table (use propane torch to remove any bubbles), let cure, done.
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NOTE: Step 1 assumes your table's surface is solid, rather than covered in a thin veneer.

1. Take a hand plane and remove the old finish; exposing a fresh wooden surface.

2. Sand smooth, using a tac cloth to remove sawdust

3. Stain if desired

4. Apply thin coats of polyurethane until desired finish is acheived; lightly sanding with fine sandpaper or steel wool between coats.

5. Rub down the final finish with #0000 steel wool

Should any undesirable wear occur, sand and simply add another layer.
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>>914199
>>914259
If he wants a finish like glass, why not just use glass? It's an old table top that he doesn't care what it looks, like in a shed.
>Just slop polyurethane on it till it looks like it'll do the job.

Built something like this for my brother with a couple of 4x4 gate posts cut in 1/2 and a varnished interior door he didn't want any more. If it's just for mucking about, it'll work perfectly. If you want it for something serious, make a serious bench.
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>>914261
Bench in question.
Only better pics I've got have got him in it grinning like he'd won the lottery, so they're not going up here.
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If this was me, I would do this:
-Go buy a gallon of Polyurethane.
- Sand down the table top with 2 different grits, maybe 80 grit and 120 grit, medium then fine.
- wipe it down with a damp sponge or rag
- let it dry
- Apply a coat of Polyurethane, then let it dry for at least 8-12 hours
- Check after it dries for bubbles or marks, sand them down (carefully)
- Put on another coat.
This will keep it protected for at least 10 years, probably more. Also, if I may, you need a better chair. I use a bar stool with a cushioned seat that swivels. Flea markets and thrift stores are good places to find them.
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>sand table to bare wood
>coat in linseed oil
>accept that work benches get dirty and leave it the fuck alone
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