Quick and Easy Finish for Alder

I am a looking for a quick and easy finish that my students can use for alder.

Richard Jones: Try Danish oil or teak oil used just as directed on the can, but be careful to dispose of used rags carefully to prevent fire.

Michael Dresdner: I’d add wipe-on polyurethane or another oil varnish, either liquid or gel version, to the above suggestions.

Carol Reed: Oil is my favorite beginner finish. Sand in coats through 600-grit and you will have a surface smooth as baby’s bottom. Apply some wax for a little protection.

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