Continued-in-part from here.
The second home project is progressing, albeit slowly. Here is how the stair bottom rails looked today:
Here is a more vertiginous view of both flights and landings:
As for the handrails, they are in a separate room getting their first taste of finish:
I'm using Waterlox tung oil on the naked Douglas fir. You can see how it changes the wood, giving it a darker, richer look. Sixty Grit told me that Waterlox finish is prone to air sensitivity and will spoil in the can after exposure to air. I'm giving this trick a shot:
Before sealing the can, I give it spritz of nitrogen gas from a product intended to preserve wine after opening. It seems to work. My Waterlox has been opened and resealed for a month now w/o apparent deterioration.