I'm looking at what finish would be best for a redwood bed frame. I would like the wood to look natural, warmish color, and a bit of a satiny feel. I've done a few trials and here is where I stand (see pics):
- polycrylic satin looks OK but dulls the details in the wood a bit (compared to others I tried) and I seem to be leaving streak marks
- shellac looked better than poly but gets stained by water (experience on a diff project)
- wax looked the best IMO, and felt the best but provide no protection (and redwood is quite soft)
- Danish oil has a nice overall color but made some parts look grayish and other parts look blotchy (could be I haven't applied it correctly).
Would you guys have any suggestions?