I’m putting together several frame and panels, the panels are blonde shellacked, 5 coats, White Oak, the frames are walnut and I am thinking about putting Watco Danish Oil on the walnut in order to darken it. What are the thoughts about prefinishing the walnut before assembly, I already started prefinishing the White Oak. This would save me from taping off the oak panels if I finished the walnut first. The construction method is all mortise and tenon, with 1/2 of them being thru tenons. Will the oil weaken the glue joint? I could shellac the tenons before oiling then sand the shellac off for the glue up. Thoughts?
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