I’m making a simple large lazy susan for my wife out of a ~20 ø black walnut cookie. Out of all the work I’ve done, I’ve avoided end grain projects out of a combination of fear and laziness.
What would you folks suggest for prep and finish on something like this? My initial thoughts were to seal with a shellac and sand smooth, then finish with a regular oil poly for a matte to semi-gloss finish. I toyed with the idea of wood grain fillers, but I don’t want to mess with tint. I’ve also thought about epoxy to establish a smooth surface, but that might result in a nightmarish amount of sanding.
Any thoughts? I’d greatly appreciate it.