but this is the kind of finish you can get with Minwax Antique Oil


here’s another shot that maybe shows off the grain. It’s hard to get a decent picture with the flash. Maybe I should take it outside when the light is gray and diffuse.


The photograph does not do it justice at all.
You can apply the oil, wait ten minutes and buff wiht burlap or coarse cloth, and it gives a deep matte luster, or you can simply let it dry, and it turns shiny.

I’ve been steel-wooling it after each coat, to let it fill the grain, which has worked wonderfully. I can still give it another coat and buff it, which will leave the finish matte and lustrous, or shiny and pretty. It’s a tossup. One way or the nother, it looks great.