Hi, I’m almost done with my maple side table and am trying to figure out what to use as a finish. It’s not particularly interesting grain, and it’s quite light. I was thinking of just using natural shellac but I’m a bit concerned about its lack of resilience to alcohol. I also imagine there’s a finish out there that would better accentuate the grain without really altering the color much. Attached is a photo of the table top to get an idea of the color, etc.
Thanks Barry. I’ll get some of that as well to have for my next project. I’m always reluctant to try a new finish (and that basically means any finish other than shellac and basic stains at this early point in my woodworking adventures), but that looks like a good one.