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  • Need Help with a refinishing project

    Hey all,

    The wife has been on a craigslist rampage and now I have a garage full of furniture that needs refinishing. All of the stuff is Pine, I have stripped and sanded it and now im going to stain. I am nervous that even once stained and urethaned the table tops will still be pretty soft. The tables will be in our living room and will get a lot of use, is there anything besides resin that I can use to harden them up a bit? Thank you.
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  • #2
    Re: Need Help with a refinishing project

    Lots and lots of coats of poly. It is waterproof, so no little white rings, and fairly heatproof. It will protect your top but not really 'harded' it. However, furniture grade pine is harder than you think.

    Big G


    • #3
      Re: Need Help with a refinishing project

      Poly should be fine, I have a fair bit of bedroom furniture built from pine and it is holding up well. For super heavy use you could always epoxy the top