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I milled some raised panels from pine. This was my first ever attempt at milling panels.

After I applied conditioner and stain I let it dry. Then I applied a coat of satin poly. When it set up, I got something that looks like frost on the end grain sides of the panels. The long grain sides look fine, as do the rails and stiles.

Question: What is causing this frosty white residue on the end grain of my panels? What should I do about it?

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Vaughn, Pine is notorious for being a very sappy wood. It sounds like the end grain on your panels are still secreting sap. As for what to do about it? I haven't a clue other than maybe using a good sealer on the panel before finishing. I'm sure some one more expert in wood than I will chime in.

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George,
Thanks for the reply. As it turned out, the poly was being sucked into the usealed dry end grain and leaving tiny "beads" on the ends of the wood fibers. I sanded lightly and gave it another coat, and the "frost" disappeared.

After the third coat dried, it was smooth and clear.

I gave it to my DIL on Thanksgiving day and she is still beaming. I scored some major family chick points with it....except that now my other five DIL's want one, and so does my wife and daughter.

Thanks for your thoughtful repy.

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I gave it to my DIL on Thanksgiving day and she is still beaming. I scored some major family chick points with it....except that now my other five DIL's want one, and so does my wife and daughter.

Thanks for your thoughtful repy.
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