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Mahogany Table Top Resurfacing
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Hi All, I'm on another project. Restoring/resurfacing my folks' mahogany table top. I've sanded off all the old varnish, and I'm now considering what surface finish to use. This is a first for me.Any…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Leveques Dec 30, 2015.

Edge joining 2 inch to 2 inch board
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Would a 2 1/2" screw work for edge joining a 2" board to a 2" board? I basing this on this chart: …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Leveques Dec 30, 2015.

Covering Plywood Edges and Surface Finishing
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I'm building plywood shelving. What recommendations would you have for the edges? Spackle vs edge banding? Also, any recommendations of finishing with paint, shellac, vs a varnish? I'm a newbie at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johanne Perez Mar 6, 2015.

 

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Ken Darga replied to Johanne Perez's discussion 'Mahogany Table Top Resurfacing'
"Jhanne, My suggestion, for a beginner or novice alike, take the simple route, that you are comfortable doing yourself."
Aug 30, 2015
Johanne Perez replied to Johanne Perez's discussion 'Mahogany Table Top Resurfacing'
"Thank you all for taking the time to reply and for the great information and guidance. It's been a lesson in the reading and I'm researching the methods mentioned. I'll be starting to finish this week.  Thanks again!"
Aug 30, 2015
James P. Cottingham replied to Johanne Perez's discussion 'Mahogany Table Top Resurfacing'
"I second the Waterlox or poly choices. The Waterlox is durable and easy to repair if needed while the poly is very durable. I've had very good results with both."
Aug 26, 2015
Russ Haynes replied to Johanne Perez's discussion 'Mahogany Table Top Resurfacing'
"It doesn't sound like you are looking for a lot of coloration, so I tend to shy away from a stain.  Take mineral spirits and wipe down the surface.  If the color change and grain-pop you get from that is 60% of the way to what you are…"
Aug 26, 2015
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Screen Door Refurbishing

Found this screen door that was being discarded and decided to refurbish it for our use.
Aug 25, 2015
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Aug 25, 2015
Johanne Perez replied to Johanne Perez's discussion 'Mahogany Table Top Resurfacing'
"Thanks for the information Russ, Very informative. I am a novice that enjoys wood working.  I would like a grain popping finish that is well protected; I saw the danish oil finish and thought it was very nice; even tung oil looks great, but I…"
Aug 25, 2015
Russ Haynes replied to Johanne Perez's discussion 'Mahogany Table Top Resurfacing'
"While I agree that Danish oil is easy to use and yields a beautiful finish, I think your concern about its durability when standing up to the abuse a dining room table is likely to take is well-founded.  It is precisely because of this sort of…"
Aug 25, 2015
Johanne Perez replied to Johanne Perez's discussion 'Mahogany Table Top Resurfacing'
"Thanks Ken, I looked into the Danish oil and find it as a great choice.  Question: what finish would be best for a dining room table top? Looking for wood protection from fluids/abuse and a glossy sheen. "
Aug 25, 2015
Ken Darga replied to Johanne Perez's discussion 'Mahogany Table Top Resurfacing'
"Johanne, My first choice would be Watco Danish Oil Finish in Natural, it'll give the wood a very attractive appeal, and bring out the natural beauty in the wood. You'll only need to apply a single coat---it's not practical to…"
Aug 24, 2015
Johanne Perez posted a discussion

Mahogany Table Top Resurfacing

Hi All, I'm on another project. Restoring/resurfacing my folks' mahogany table top. I've sanded off all the old varnish, and I'm now considering what surface finish to use. This is a first for me.Any tips and ideas would be appreciated. See More
Aug 24, 2015
Ken Darga replied to Johanne Perez's discussion 'Edge joining 2 inch to 2 inch board'
"Johanne, In a simple structure, 1-1/2" long screws will suffice, spaced 2" from the end and at 6" apart."
Aug 6, 2015
Johanne Perez replied to Johanne Perez's discussion 'Edge joining 2 inch to 2 inch board'
"I'm using pine, softwood boards.  Thank you for the reply."
Aug 6, 2015
KregRep replied to Johanne Perez's discussion 'Edge joining 2 inch to 2 inch board'
"If you're working with softwood boards, a 2 1/2" screw will be sufficient. If you're using hardwood, we recommend setting your jig for 1 1/8" material and using a 1 1/2" find-thread screw."
Aug 6, 2015
Johanne Perez posted a discussion

Edge joining 2 inch to 2 inch board

Would a 2 1/2" screw work for edge joining a 2" board to a 2" board? I basing this on this chart: ScrewSettings.pdf   If not, what options would you use?Thanks for any replies. See More
Aug 5, 2015
Johanne Perez replied to Keith Woythaler's discussion 'Screw selection question'
"Your plan of action is correct and the one I'd follow. Good luck and safe building!"
Aug 5, 2015

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig® R3 (Jr.), Shelf Pin Jig, Rip-Cut™ Saw Guide
How would you describe yourself?
Beginner DIYer
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KregTool.com
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
Want to build up my baby's room furniture and spruce up the verandah with some outdoor chairs. Beginning this woodworking journey, and it's been fun so far.

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