View Full Version : A use for some 40 years old Meranti.

15th Aug 2012, 05:26 PM
I had a piece of Meranti which was left over from some shelves I built 40 years ago lying all this time under the house (waste not want not :U ) and I finally got around to using this by turning a small platter. Size is 185 * 40 mm. It is very light and has a lovely grain pattern.

It was prone to small tear outs and sanding did not get a smooth enough finish so I coated it with a thick mixture of shellac as a surface/grain filler prior to sanding, which gave a smooth, smooth finish prior to finishing with Shellawax. :2tsup:

Got a few more pieces for further platters.

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15th Aug 2012, 08:17 PM
hi peter,
great looking platter mate,the finish almost looks like silk
well done:cool::cool:
cheers smiife:2tsup:

15th Aug 2012, 08:22 PM
A beautiful result Peter, Congratulation

Cheers Tony:)

17th Aug 2012, 06:21 PM
very nice might have to try some
probably not as old though

17th Aug 2012, 06:36 PM