TI4-1009 wrote:I used Lowe's "Tung Oil Finish" on my pine TRM cab, 5-6 coats. It's not a very hard, "protective" type of finish- like poly, but you can just add another coat when you want to. Just remember that the "tung oil" you get at the big box places isn't really pure tung oil, it's mostly solvent that dries off quickly leaving behind a little tung oil. You have to poke around to get the real full-strength tung oil.
This^^^. The "Tung Oil" at big box stores is complete garbage , and not really Tung Oil at all . What you want is Waterlox Original. 1 quart off Amazon will do you . Stuff is about $30 /qt & $120 a gallon and worth every penny. Easiest Pro finish in the world to apply. And can be reapplied antime over the years with no prep , unlike poly , which will yellow and chip and crack and flake over time and just look like shit in general . Waterlox "melts " into each succesive coat, whreas poly build tiny tiny layers . It is waterproof ,super hard as hell when fully cured ( its a wood floor finish as well), and will naturally de-gloss within 6 months for a hand rubbed look . Check out the Woodmans video's on YT Waterlox on Mahogany. Like I said , it's the most user friendly finish in the world . It's idiot proof , and then some. Apply with a disposable foam brush , little to no sanding b/t coats . Bam, 6 coats and you're butter! As for the legs , it's simple ; get mismatched rubber feet for front and back . Get 2 jumbo 1 1/2" or 2" feet for the front , and put 1/2" feet in the rear . Perfect elevation tilt with no fuss. Love my TRM as well , congrats on the score!!