Subscribe now and save up to 56%
The author tested 15 wipe-on finishes, including a water-based finish and both tung-oil and linseed-oil-based finishes. Pure boiled linseed oil and Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane, a brushing finish, were added for comparison. All the finishes were tested on pieces of red-oak plywood cut from the same sheet. Tried & True Varnish Oil stood out as the worst performer. It was hard to apply, had no sheen, offered poor water resistance, and still hadn’t dried after 30 days. It was also more expensive than most.
Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox
Become a member today
Get instant access to all FineWoodworking.com content.
Subscribe to Fine Woodworking
Save up to 56%
Go on a lumber run with Matt Kenney and he'll show you how he reads a stack of lumber to help him find the perfect board
If you install a blank insert in your tablesaw’s blade opening, and bring the spinning blade up through it (making sure to hold down the insert in the process), you’ll…
With this basic kit, your bandsaw can tackle any task
Get cleaner, safer cuts with every blade you use
While building a suite of benches for the lobby of a local university, I faced one particularly challenging problem. The bench design called for triangular blocks to stiffen the joints,…
Become a member today and get instant access to all FineWoodworking.com content!
Plus tips, advice, and special offers from Fine Woodworking.
In-depth online classes from the experts at Fine Woodworking.
Browse our collection of hundreds of quality plans including Shaker furniture, Arts and Crafts pieces, beds, diy plans, chairs, workbenches, tool storage, and more.
© 2016 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Become a member and get instant access to thousands of videos, how-tos, tool reviews, and design features.
Start your subscription today and save up to 56%