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Re: Restoring Pine top table for kitchen use

Posted By: James Schooley <furnitureissues@earthlink.net> (0-2pool241-139.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 6/28/5 20:54

In Response To: Re: Restoring Pine top table for kitchen use (Greg Scholl)

There are stains that will penetrate deep into the grain and polymerize to create a (slightly) harder surface. Watco Stain will do this, but the percentage of improvement is not going to be very noticeable. Still all the help you can get is worth it. The pine hardness is not consistent with the entire species group. Yellow Pine is about as hard as Red Oak, while Lauan Mahogany (a hardwood) is softer than white pine. So to any one reading this thread, not all pine is a bad table top wood, but I certainly would avoid it for a common every day table.

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