We test 21 brands of wax to see which ones are best for furniture makers. Mark Schofield used the waxes to get a moderate sheen on cherry test boards finished with a washcoat of shellac and three coats of wiped-on polyurethane. He also tested the waxes on a mirror to see how easily they spread and buffed out. There wasn’t a substantial difference in the final appearance of the test boards in the end, but there were significant differences in the elbow-grease required, the odor, and the price.
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