Oak fireplace surround
Bad idea. What if you have a sudden water leak? Water will wick up the end grain and stain the wood permanently.
Originally Posted by NE78FJ40
.................I will be staining it at a later time.
I would first stain and finish the mantle on all sides with multiple coats then for extra insurance apply a layer of epoxy on the bottom side end grain. Then after all sides were sealed do the installation.
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& Stay Safe
Last edited by PaliBob; 03-28-2010 at 01:19 PM.