I'm adding a 1" slab of elm on the top of a pony wall at the entrance of my house.
can anyone recommend what I should finish it with?
i was thinking of a few coats of boiled linseed oil followed some type of oil varnish or poly to give it some protection.
also- I need to fill a few cracks around knots and such, and plan on using the old turners trick with sawdust (or coffee grinds in the actual knots) with CA glue or epoxy. should I do this before or after I start finishing? When I do it first (usually while turning) you can see where the CA leaked out of the crack in the finished product. I'm trying to not have that. I've heard to use a sanding sealer first, but I want the BLO to get into the grain to make it pop.
thanks in advance for any comments.