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I'm including 2 photos of the pecan combined with waterlox and waterlox itself, I have to say that I prefer the look of waterlox more and this is with just 2 coats. I'm loving this product, I just still feel like I need a warmer look on it.

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I'm including 2 photos of the 2 coats of waterlox (not dried yet) and one of waterlox applied over the Pecan polyshades. I have to say that I start to like the look of waterlox a lot!! I'm loving this product, I just still feel like I need a warmer tone to it. I don't know if there's any other type of oil or material that would give it a warm tint.

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I'm including 2 photos of the 2 coats of waterlox (not dried yet) and one of waterlox applied over the Pecan polyshades. I have to say that I start to like the look of waterlox a lot!! I'm loving this product, I just still feel like I need a warmer tone to it. I don't know if there's any other type of oil or material that would give it a warm tint.
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I agree and after putting a lot of thought into it I decided that this would be the best choice. Even though I have to say that yesterday I applied MinWax Polyshade Pecan and over that this morning I applied Waterlox and it really gave it a very warm look, a lot like the one I had in my head.
What would you suggest to use for finishing? Either with or without stain, doesn't matter.
Waterlox, odie's oil, monocoat or clear shellac ? I'm sure you have a lot more experience on finishing than I do. So I appreciate your help a lot!

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Waterlox is the finish - no need for anything else but a wax job if you like. I like Amber Shellac on Oak for that Craftsman look. Each wood responds to certain finishes it seems and oil-based is the easiest to get good results from. Even tho water based poly is popular as a quicker finish to use with many shops producing volume work, I donít care for it.

I just started using just Odieís on my cutting boards and love the stuff. Pricey but good quality.

With 320 sanding between the 3-4 coats and a couple of final wipe-on coats at the end, I left the sofa tables with Waterlox Finish alone after 7-8 coats - cures in a week or so and makes for a durable finish. Could take a week or longer - time consuming but so worth it.

If sanding and finish application is done right, you should have a super smooth, glasslike surface where you canít really feel the wood anymore. Prior to any finish, go through the grades when sanding - 80, 120, 220, 320 - and youíll see the grain get deeper and deeper as each coat of finish is applied. Itís the dessert of woodworking.

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