© 2021 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved. Evaporative finishes differ from reactive finishes in that they are generally simpler, and do not undergo any sort of chemical reaction to cure or harden. – I used this also as a sealer/intermediate… Read more Â», Help, help, help I fell in love with zebra wood and decided to do a kitchen island. Pulling an allnighter to refinish my brand new product before it goes out the door. equals #3 cut, and so forth.). how easy it is to make a batch of shellac from flakes. Will A water-based polyurethane work on Ipe wood? Hey all the guys asking about a great non toxic finish especially on exotics try odies oil. Osmo Polyx Oils are one of the most recommended products 1 cup (8 oz). I prefer a thin 2# cut, so I usually need at least two, preferably three coats before I feel confident to top coat it with PU or similar finish. Can I do anything more to make sure the polyurethane works well. I’m not sure if the stain is protecting the poly from heartwood extractives, or if Tigerwood doesn’t have a lot to begin with. Using the wood as a soffit on a pool house. In addition to his own line of work, Bob managesÂ The Charlestown Furniture Makers, which is an 18-tenant co-op, solar-powered woodshop located in the Sullivan square area of Charlestown. How do you stop African redwood from bleeding ~ itâs a cutting board. The only issue is if the glossy poly is used it looks like plastic so go easy on the shine. 2 oz. I told… Read more Â». Nice glossy deep finish. This is as close to a silver bullet as woodworkers are going to get. The bowl needs some type of oil or shellac! (A magnetic stirrer also works very well for this purpose.) ¸ ì´í¸(dry foam rug shampoo) ê±´ì¡° ëª°ë¦¬ë£¨ë¸ #200(dry molylube #200) ê±´ì¡° ëª°ë¦¬ ì¤íì #6080(dry moly lubricant #6080) ê±´ì¡° ì¤ë¦¬ì½ ë¶ë¬´ 595(dry silicone spray 595) ê±´ì¡° ì¤ë¦¬ì½ ì¤íì (ê³µì ì©)(dry silicone lubricant (industrial)) ê±´ì¡° ìí¬ë¦´ ìëë© f78xx ë© â¦ You apply the polyurethane to the wood, and wait for it to dry. So what cleaning product would be recommended for Tigerwood and what stain and seal coat? Unfortunately, strong, elastic, and healthy. have had mahogany and tigerwood for years. What indoor finish would you use that’s not so toxic. Each wood has been meticulously documented and photographed, listed with its Janka hardness value (in lbf) and geographic and global hardness rankings. As far as I am aware, yes it will stick, and yes, you still need a coat of shellac between the wood and the finish. applied poly wipe on varnish to Padauk and it would not cure. Or do I need to seal it with shellac first? 1 oz. Have tried Ipe oil and Thompson’s. Is not working. Need some advice here.. UNLIMITED Membership is like taking a master class in woodworking for less than $10 a month. I am hopeful you can give me an opinion concerning exotic floor finishing job gone wrong. In a number of low-wear applications, either of these two finishes could legitimately be used as a substitute for polyurethane in a completed project. Use brass wool or sandpaper.. Or cabinet scrappers for best results. We made two mistakes with finishing 1. the people making the counter sealed it with a floor sealer that was hazardous to your health. Learn more about the choices for applying finishes by hand. The poster,Â Worldwide Woods, Ranked by Hardness, should be required reading for anyone enrolled in the school of wood nerdery. Copyright Â© 2008-2021 Eric Meier | All Rights Reserved, https://www.amazon.com/Kotton-Klenser-Wood-Restoration-Cleaner/dp/B00LDCK8WO?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00LDCK8WO. Shelterwood System Cheers. Curious if anyone has suggestions for treatment of a milky white appearance of some spots on an Ebony musical instrument. Shellac is sold in a variety of forms, and has generally received an unjustifiably bad reputation. What mold looks like, what harmless mold looks like, stuff that is not mold: Home Guide to Mold Testing: How to recognize Stuff that is Not Mold or Harmless Mold but may be mistaken for it- save your money Photos & text aid identifying indoor stains mistaken for toxic mold How to identify white stains, white fluffy material, white crystalline material on building walls & in â¦ It is now diluted. Don’t worry, though; I have a solution. john russell. And stains onto the counter. Bright orange/red Padauk is my favorite accent wood. I just ordered one. I’ve done some indoor things previously with Parota, which is not a dense wood, where I started with Tung oil to bring out the color, then did a coat of shellac sanding sealer, and then finished with a poly. I wanted to make plywood out of rubber woods but I heard it requires a certain chemical to be mixed with the glue. Leopardwood / Redheart / Ziricote very dense will change in color using Varnish & Shellac Yellows !!! If you have already applied polyurethane to a bare exotic wood surface, there’s not much that can be done to redeem the existing finish. They do nothing for your shellac!Â In fact quite the opposite, as these additives interfere with the dissolution process and remain in your finish after the alcohols have evaporated out. Alcohol solvent is readily available at any hardware store, and shellac flakes can be purchased at woodworker retailers, as well as online. Shellac makes an excellent sanding sealer and intermediate coat between bare wood or stains/colorants and the final topcoat(s). Use Kotten Klenser Finish Feeder: https://www.amazon.com/Kotton-Klenser-Wood-Restoration-Cleaner/dp/B00LDCK8WO?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00LDCK8WO. Hard to tell from the picture, can you get a closer shot? Be sure to use dewaxed shellac thatâs thinned to a 2-lb. Stir or shake jar every 10-20 minutes; flakes should dissolve within a few hours. you can add “milo” to the list of woods that prevent reactive finishes from finishing. In the case of evaporative finishes, the antioxidants may still leach into the finish, but this fact is moot, as the solvent will still evaporate, and the finish will inevitably harden. In contrast to reactive finishes, there are also evaporative finishes. Fire safety is a big issue when storing, measuring, and transferring flammable finishes. This recipe will make a #1 cut of shellac, which will be a thin, very fast drying sealer that’s easy to apply with a brush or rag. Enter now for your chance to win more than $2,000 worth of woodworking equipment from Woodpeckers. Click for full details. Yours is the first comment I’ve seen in hours of searching that addresses my exact concern. It is appreciably soluble in water and heavier, so may be expected to sink and dissolve at a rapid rate. Anyone have some advice or thoughts would be appreciated. Creative director Mike Pekovich demonstrates. Finally! Auxiliary data. I had a piece left over from a previous house. THANK YOU for this recommendation!! Btw, is it good idea of still using this expired product when not alone? Shellac: Resin flakes dissolved in alcohol used as a finish for wood. Even though it’s water based, I still believe it relies on oxidation for the finish to set up properly, and the antioxidants in the wood more than likely will interfere with that. Is it easy to work with and good for making furniture? We have created these special content collections organized to give you a deep dive into a range of topics that matter. A couple examples of evaporative finishes would be nitrocellulose lacquer and shellac. They applied stain and duraseal polyurethane in semigloss and it turned into a tacky mess…on top of that the color is way oversaturated and in places almost looks painted (a waste of noble Morado). richard i am making a large 6feet by 3feet paduak table top did your method give any problems It doesn't form the same protective coating on my nails. Is it good to use medicine-grade ethanol for prep? The most relevant product to finishing is Zinsser’s SealCoat, which is simply a #2 cut of shellac, (and despite its name, can be used as more than a sanding sealer; it can also be used as a standalone wood finish). Need some advice please – we have procured a substantial amount of Sneezewood, an indigenous tree to South Africa. This article just saved my life. Bob also teaches for the continuing education department ofÂ The North Bennet Street School, primarily teaching Bowl Turning and The Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking. This inconsistency makes it difficult to predict the behavior of the shellac both as it dissolves and as it dries as a finish. Prior to Prohibition here in the United States, woodworkers would have simply mixed their shellac with a high proof, grain-derived alcohol that contained a minimum of water. Surely there must be a product out there catering specifically to flooring to address these issues? I applied poly over stained Goncalo Alves (Tigerwood). So take a trip to your local liquor store and pick up some solvent, give it a try with shellac, and see what you think when you’ve used a traditional solvent for your traditional shellac finish. I want to protec the chairs from the elements. Use your shop sanders to help take the tedium out of the process of sanding. I think it will depend on the # cut of shellac you are using. Zinsser produces a line of shellac finishes available in most hardware stores which have their date of manufacture printed on the bottom of the can, helping to ensure that you get a fresh product. Any idea what the chemical name is and where i can get it? It is very important to think about the solvent used to dissolve the shellac. Now, June, 2018. prepped deck for yearly maintenance, and Thompson’s oil is bubbling in spots, slick in spots. We receive an answer as to the cause of gas buildup in old shellac cans. Creative director Mike Pekovich demonstrates That is to say, they undergo a chemical reaction as the solvent in the finish evaporatesâultimately causing the finish to cure and harden. Quite apart from the mysterious composition of commercially available denatured alcohol, there is another major concern. Possibly walnut? And finally, days, weeks, (or even months!) how easy it is to make a batch of shellac from flakes. This can lead to difficulties in drying, polishing, and applying a fine shellac finish, as well as interfering with the clearness of the final finish. later, the finish has still not dried. Sign up for eletters today and get the latest techniques and how-to from Fine Woodworking, plus special offers. Did not have any shellac handy so i tried a water based varnish and it cured nicely in just a half hour. Let dry then dip it into poly then hang to dry. This is due to its generally short shelf life (about a year once mixed), at which point, ironically, it also begins to have difficulty fully hardening. this kind of floors needs to be regularly maintained with refinishing to The deck is large and I would prefer get this right for the client this time. Get step-by-step instructions, woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox. It was cut down many years ago and has since been placed on the endangered list. I need to waterproof it as there are two sinks in the island. I have used tung oil to moisturize it, but the oil doesn’t eradicate the dry grey areas, although they do improve slightly. When shellac is mixed, the ratio of flakes to DNA is known as its cut, and is measured in pounds per gallon. A mineral-spirits soaked rag can usually remove the bulk of the finish. Hi guys.. Is Sneezewood suitable to be in a pizza oven? (A 2-lb. Pulverizing the flakes in a dedicated blender can help accelerate the dissolution process. Hey, I have some rosewood sarking Iâve put up in my van, Iâm getting such conflicting Info on how to dress it, can I apply a 2k acrylic polyurethane straight on top of it? However, it has some problems when it comes to shellac. I have amassed over 500 wood species on a single poster, arranged into eight major geographic regions, with each wood sorted and ranked according to its Janka hardness. This means that some brands are cut with water to increase their volume, often by as much as 20%. Fortunately, I have shellac flakes too. DerbyVille.com - Horse Racing Nation - Online Racing - The original large scale horse racing simulation game and management game This gets a little scientific, but stick with me, it’s worth it in the end. Shellac is also used as a barrier coat between a colored glaze layer and the final topcoat. It provides a blog engine and a framework for Web application development. I probably wouldn’t use shellac for hardwood floors anyway. is that less likely to happen with lacquer? Have you ever had a project that was coming along nicely up until the finishing step? It turned it to a reddish tone and more importantly there are… Read more Â». It was meant for exotics and it works great on exterior or interior applications. Oil-based finishes, such as polyurethane, are reactive finishes. When I downsized and remodeled an old kitchen, they used the piece I had been storing to make the counter on a two level island. Donât waste your time with any other oils. I don’t have much experience by way of exotic hardwood flooring finishing. The first is that there is no industry regulation regarding what precisely constitutes denatured alcohol. What went wrong, and how do you solve this problem? Simple recipe for homemade shellac sealer. I have ran it though a planer and would like to clear coat the raw wood and use as a head board. Thanks. Don’t use steel wool on any wood surfaces micro particles of steel can get in the wood then rust and tarnish the wood. one concern i have with using a barrier like shellac is that it might reduce the chatoyance of the wood. Pure grain alcohol will dissolve your shellac more smoothly and will build your finish more quickly. It just flakes off and my nails remain sof. It is very old however in excellent condition. When shellac is mixed, the ratio of flakes to DNA is known as its cut, and is measured in pounds per gallon. Also, many complications can arise between low-quality wood stains and polyurethane, so be sure to test on a scrap piece before any large project. (This is a monthly update, and your email will be kept private.). But freshly-mixed shellac will dry hard and will do so very quickly. Go to a Good Boat Store tell them you want Marine Varnish for a Chris Craft Boat ( You will get best varnish that is UV Protected from the Sun. Loose Packed Adipic Acid 45 Alfalfa Meal 14 22 Alfalfa Pellets 41 43 ... Cottonseed, flakes 20 25 Cottonseed, hulls 12 Cottonseed, meal, expeller 25 30 ... Shellac, powdered or granulated 31 Silicon dioxide (see quartz) Silica, flour 80 Thanks a ton! I need to remove a urethane spar finish applied in error to an old previously unfinished antique butternut door. Our biweekly podcast allows editors, authors, and special guests to answer your woodworking questions and connect with the online woodworking community. In short, denatured alcohol is an unpredictable, dangerous, unhealthy, poor-quality solvent for shellac that will make your finish harder to use as well as shorten your life. Fluorescence: A Secret Weapon in Wood Identification, Bow Woods (from a mathematical perspective), Brazilian Rosewood, East Indian, and Other Rosewoods, Genuine Lignum Vitae and Argentine Lignum Vitae, BOOK: WOOD! Commercial product which I used has isobuthanol as a medium – perhaps because of that, manufacturer guaranteed 2-year shelf-life, which is expired 1.5 years ago (yesterday I could not resist to use it again as a preliminary grain sealer for pine/spruce – it dries and sands, but somewhat sticky if touched with warm hands – like glossy magazine). <?php // Plug-in 8: Spell Check// This is an executable example with additional code supplie Thanks Eric. Should I consider lightly sanding these dry… Read more Â», I got some ipe from a friend It was installed in 2017. Need advice desperately. Sign Up Now! Very old or improperly stored finishes may have difficulty curing. cut. I don’t see why the shellac would affect chatoyance more or less than any other finish. The finisher evidently did not have much experience with exotic species. Denatured alcohol is a general alcohol-based solvent used for a variety of applications across many industries. From Timothy Gager = work with African woods and Central American woods. Sorry I can’t be of more help. If that works, continue further in small amounts (not the whole piece at once). to be used for refinishing. denatured alcohol. Pour alcohol into a small, sealable jar, and gradually stir in flakes. I have used Ipe oil and Armstrong-Clark Wood Stain. Shaker candle stand with Christian Beckvoort, Webinar: Shellac, the wonder finish with Tom McLaughlin, Storing and Dispensing Finishing Products, Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking USB, Editor's letter: Finding sanctuary in the shop. A resin or other material is dissolved in a solvent, and once the solvent evaporates, a thin film is left behind. Many of these compounds are readily soluble in various solvents found in finishing agents, (something that’s evident when wiping a wood with a solvent prior to gluing). (With subsequent coats taking slightly longer to dry.). Update 2 years later. What should I use? I want to recover the original unfinished look. of denatured alcohol solvent. The wood species is Morado, from South America. The North Bennet Street School, primarily teaching Bowl Turning and The Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking. Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox. Without the necessary reaction, the finish remains tacky indefinitely. Hope this helps. When adding the 2nd coat of Tung or teak oil use 600 grit paper to get the oils deep into the wood. Typically, the second coat can be applied just minutes after the first coat. preserve their beauty. applied several coats and allowed to dry for 24 hours then sprayed it with poly, two coats that cured as expected. It’s unsafe to walk on currently due to how slick it is. Like anything, start with a small spot, rub it in, and it will work it self gone (keep rubbing). the island is 4 ft wide by 11 feet long and about 1 and 3/4 inches thick. All research I’ve done, and have followed. After 3 month after being applied, my shellac finish still gets fingerprints when tightly held several minutes by bare hands, especially hot hands (slight touching do nothing, though). These additives are meant solely to help prevent people from drinking industrial alcohol by giving it a bad taste and a powerful smell. Below is a non-exhaustive list of woods that have heartwood extractives that tend to interfere with the curing process of oil-based finishes. Thanks for the help, great page of information. Canned shellac is convenient, but if you want more control over your finish you’ll need to mix your own. I bet Tung or teak oil will do exactly what you want for your first step. My point of reference is with smaller projects and furniture. Then oiled for fist time with IPE. For background info- I used a polyurethane the first time, and it blistered. My questions are: Some brands contain methanol, a cheaper, more volatile and dangerous form of industrial alcohol that can be used to bulk up the volume of solvent. What about using exterior UV resistant water based polyurethane on oily woods? I recently tore up my back deck that I had put down a year prior because it turned black when I applied Penefin exterior deck finish to Tiger wood. Seems like the clarity should be just as good as anything else. Simply apply a few coats of dewaxed shellac to seal the antioxidants in the wood, and then apply the topcoat of your choice. They will not protect well at all especially on exotics. Make sure everything is sanded well. That is a great poster. You’ll more than likely have to scrape, sand, wipe, or otherwise remove the existing finish as best you can, and start over from square one. Can it be burned indoor without affecting you negatively? must be done every year, Going to be preserving a large IPE deck in very close proximity to the ocean. However, neither have quite the same durability and scratch-resistance as polyurethane, so it may be preferable to simply use an evaporite finish as an intermediate layer between the raw wood and the topcoat. Once you switch to pure alcohol for your shellac you will wonder how you ever got along with denatured alcohol. Will water based polyurethane adhere to dewaxed shellac base? Mixing eight ounces at a time makes it easiest to calculate the pound-cut of the shellac: simply substitute ounces for pounds (i.e. Down to 1 star! I made Two outdoors chairs using IME and finished them with ipe oil. Thanks in advance. So if you’re looking for a pure, consistent supply of high-strength alcohol that doesn’t contain this spectrum of chemicals., think about the bottom shelf at your local liquor store.Â Everclear and Diesel are two brands of nearly pure alcohol that contain less than 5% water.Â They are commercially available in most states and are the perfect solvent for shellac, with no denaturant and a minimum of water. An easy-to-make applicator lets you put down thin, even coats of shellac. Before proceeding much farther, you should ensure that you are using a fresh and well-stored finish. It looked great at first, but now it has small areas that are dry and grey. of flakes equals #2 cut, 3 oz. So if you mixed three pounds of shellac flakes into a gallon of DNA, you would have a three-pound (#3) cut of shellac. What an amazing product, exactly what I was looking for. Help, we just bought a beautiful cocobolo bowl in Nicaragua! Can the Can(ned) Shellac Creative director Mike Pekovich demonstrates how easy it is to make a batch of shellac from flakes. I have read all the comments above and would like some input on my plan- Sand the IPE, apply 2 coats Zinnser sealcoat, followed by 1 coat of Penefin oil; debating cutting the Penefin oil with linseed oil 3-1. Learned Valuable Lesson Using ( Pink Ivory wood & Tullipwood ) sunlight will change the Color do not use Varnish. So if you mixed three pounds of shellac flakes into a gallon of DNA, you would have a three-pound (#3) cut of shellac. Contact with wood, organic matter, ammonium salts, sulfur, sulfuric acid, various â¦ However, I’ve been worried about the shellac sanding sealer over the tung oil for the outdoor table for just the reason you mentioned about yellowing.… Read more Â». that are safe for both man and animals. cut simply means 2 pounds of dry shellac flakes were dissolved in one gallon of alcohol.) I have a large Parota (Guanacaste Tree) round that I’m making into an outdoor dining table. It’s a big deck. 2.. we put mineral oil on it and mineral oil with a wax. I stained a sample of unfinished plank and opted for Cona by Varithane to deepen the coloration. -Bob Miller is a custom furniture maker and woodworker based in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston. Shellac is a wonderful finish with a fantastic range of applications and possibilities. Water doesnt bead up on it, it will slightly soak in. For this purpose, shellac greatly excels in suitability. FYI: I receive a commission on sales generated through links to Amazon, eBay, etc. Hope this helps someone else. For particularly oily woods, two to three coats may be necessary to ensure that there is no interference with the heartwood extractives below. And wait. For a #2 cut, as would be typical for building a wood finish film, simply double the amount of shellac flakes to 2 ounces. UNLIMITED membership - Get access to it all. Timothy, Great information. The problem occurs when compounds in the wood (more specifically, antioxidants) leach into the applied finish, preventing this chemical reaction from ever occurring. We sanded that off. Mixed with shellac, it will produce a serviceable finish. Become an UNLIMITED member and get it all: searchable online archive of every issue, how-to videos, Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking digital series, print magazine, e-newsletter, and more. A little question, if you please. Most people simply use commercially available âdenaturedâ alcohol. after a week i removed it with I should have believed other recent reviews. The poly cured without any issues. Are Rosewoods (and Bubinga) really banned by CITES? No extra steps involved on oily exotics. Simple recipe for homemade shellac sealer, 1 cup (8 oz). It can range from an easy utility finish all the way up to the finest of fine polished finishes. What can we use to finish off this beautiful raw bowl? Both left an oily finish that dulled and turned gray. To obtain optimum performance from shellac, it’s best to mix your own. The paint is still tacky. Follow a pro's advice for brush cleaning and maintenance. I would say that sounds like an issue with the shelf life of the shellac — a process known as “esterification.” This is why I am an advocate of getting the shellac flakes themselves and mixing your own smaller batches of shellac from denatured alcohol as needed. wondering how many coats of shellac i need to apply before it’s safe to try something like GF’s Wood Bowl Finish again. I have a very similar problem with my cumaru deck. These compounds are called denaturants, hence the term âdenaturedâ alcohol. OPI changed the formula. And wait. src/public/js/zxcvbn.js This package implements a content management system with security features by default. Tha.ks in advance. It came glued to make longer pieces. It penetrates deep into the wood, making its core Can the Can(ned) Shellac sand and oil based poly is hard work but most beautiful outdoor desks ever. Are you using blonde shellac? I have not had a problem since doing this. There’s an adage among woodworkers about shellac that may not even overstate its usefulness as a wood finishing agent: Shellac sticks to everything, and everything sticks to shellac. i’ve got a piece i’ve been trying to finish for a year. Bulk Density (lb/cu.ft.) Some of these Older Boats go for $ 250,000 and you don’t put cheap varnish that changes color of the wood. Heâs built dozens of round Shaker stands over four decades, so there is no one more qualified than Christian Becksvoort to demonstrate making this classic. Thank you for quick reply! Its features include: - Digitally signed automatic security updates - The community is always in control of any add-ons it produces - Supports a multi-site architecture out of the â¦ Here is a way to make your shellac finishes better and easier to use. It was only after Prohibition that all of these denaturants were added to make industrial alcohol undrinkable. Is it natural for shellac or it is just aforementioned 1-year shelf-life which is obviously long as expired? Aspiring wood nerds be advised: your syllabus may be calling for Worldwide Woods as part of your next assignment! Also if you want it to stay close to color you see mix a water based dye a shade or two less then the lightest hue in the wood, dye it with KEDA DYE while it soaks. To prevent people from recreationally drinking this industrial solvent, denatured alcohol contains substances such as denatonium, benzene, and pyridine. In short, denatured alcohol is an unpredictable, dangerous, unhealthy, poor-quality solvent for shellac that will make your finish harder to use as well as shorten your life. If you have a water stain from a wet cup under the finish, it will do miracles with that as well. Sodium chlorate appears as an odorless pale yellow to white crystalline solid. It has natural component and harmless chemicals I’m in Midwest, and it gets full sun. The second is that there is no way of knowing what kind of alcohol was used to produce the product. Although it is not itself flammable, the solid product and even 30% solutions in water are powerful oxidizing agents. It is unfinished in 5″ planks 3/4″ thickness. Choosing wood flooring for your home is a great investment. I would really like to know what you recommend for a more durable sealer. Odies oil is your solution. In this seven-part video series,…, Chris Gochnour's sideboard combines usefulness, strength, and beauty in a contemporary case piece. Thanks, David, Eric, very informative article. A test piece showed polyurethane coated great. Thanks! If the finish seems to be drying on most regular wood surfaces, but it will not harden on an exotic wood, consider the following: Unlike many of the comparatively tamer domestic hardwoods that woodworkers in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom are used to working with, many trees in tropical climates have unique chemical compositions in their heartwood extractives. I lightly power wash the scum off every year. Since reactive finishes simply can’t cure on exotic woods, what is needed is an intermediate coating between the bare wood and the final polyurethane topcoat. Larger quantities can also be mixed for larger projects: just remember that shellac has a limited shelf life, and the fresher the shellac, the better. Do you suggest a coat of shellac followed by 2-3 coats of varnish? Using a postal scale, weigh out one ounce of shellac flakes. Shellac is about the simplest wood finish to make, as it contains only two ingredients: shellac flakes, and denatured alcohol solvent (DNA). Premixed varieties of shellac can be highly variable in quality. Can you help identify this wood I have. Consider this: the venerable Red Oak (Quercus rubra) sits at only #33 in North America and #278 worldwide for hardness! Identifying and Using Hundreds of Woods Worldwide, POSTER: Worldwide Woods: Ranked by Hardness. Plus tips, advice, and special offers from Fine Woodworking. I now soak it in naphtha, dependent on thickness, after cutting it. of denatured alcohol solvent. I have tigerwood deck , applied oil, and it’s greasy, uneven, it’ was prepped properly. Donât worry, though; I have a solution. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can solve a problem with my kitchen island bubinga wood countertop? Does it still require dewaxed shellac sealer/primer coats? 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