What Finish On Bamboo Ply

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by Neilson, 8 Aug 2018.

  1. Neilson

    Neilson Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    My furniture kit from Evo has the Bamboo ply work tops. Just wondering if anyone that has it has applied a sealer or varnish?

    I was originally going to flood coat it with apoxy resin but I think this will scratch easily. So I'm thinking of an oil or sealer. I don't really want to darken it too much any ideas?
     
  2. Brennanpj

    Brennanpj Member T6 Pro

    Osmo top oil goes on all my Worktops . Easy to apply and pretty cheap .
     
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  3. Dieseldonkey

    Dieseldonkey 150 DSG Shuttle Conversion VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I did a test run using the chopping board. Had it laquered by my local spray shop. Looks a great finish. Planning on getting all sides of the work tops and table done to avoid moisture being absorbed and the wood swelling. Here's laquered and non laquered shots showing the difference.

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  4. Jamie2.0

    Jamie2.0 Member T6 Pro

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  5. Neilson

    Neilson Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Thanks Guys, just ordered some Osmo oil so will give that a go.
     
  6. Dieseldonkey

    Dieseldonkey 150 DSG Shuttle Conversion VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Vans still a work in progress, but after the chopping board experiment above, here's what the Evo Designs bamboo work top and table looks like lacquered. It's a touch lighter than the it appears in the photograph.

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  7. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Really like that colour combination, very fresh and classy :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Neilson

    Neilson Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Nice. I've used the Osmo oil but it doesn't appear to be water tight. I gave it two coats and admittedly left something wet on it for a couple of hours but the brain has swelled up ever so slightly. Any ideas?
     
  9. Fish

    Fish Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    What oil have you use in the osmo range?.
     
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  10. Dieseldonkey

    Dieseldonkey 150 DSG Shuttle Conversion VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Thanks @andys. Very kind of you.:thumbsup: It's very subjective with respect to what folks preferences and styles are, but for this old Donkey, the theme was/is to get some warmth and rustic character into the stable. Although the finger was hovering over the 'Confirm order' button on the Evo web page for quite sometime, wondering if I was doing the right thing with the T1/T2, country kitchen look, in a modern T6:sick:.

    Still some trim work to do, hopefully using some left over leather off cuts from the seats, but other than it being a mare to keep it free of marks and looking 'fresh', I'm pleased I went with my gut instinct, rather than play it safe with the silver van, so grey units it is.....route. Not that there's anything wrong with that. It just wasn't where I wanted to go with it:geek:.

    Not quite going as far as fitting it out with a valve operated wireless. However, on the hunt for some proper Smiths magnolia Mini clock and voltmeter gauges, in the hope of making a wee feature control panel to fill the space under the cabin heater controls. If anyone knows of any up for grabs.;)
     
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  11. Neilson

    Neilson Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Oslo Top Oil - 3028 clear satin
     

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