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    Anybody know a good finish to put on driftwood? My wife's uncle asked me about it at christmas, and I said I'd throw it out to you guys. He doesn't want to stain it, just highlight the grain and give it a little protection. My thought was danish oil, but I figured someone here has probably done this before, and would have a more concrete answer.

    Thanks,
    Steve

  • #2
    I'd use a watco danish oil finish, neutral tone.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      Never done it before, but I would agree that a Danish oil would probably do a nice job. I imagine the driftwood will soak up more finish than regular wood, so it may take several applications to get the finish looking even.
      Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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      • #4
        Good thought, Bill. I would imagine dry driftwood will soak it in like a sponge.

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