Guys, I'm asking for some advise please. Not a boat question but very close.
I need to finish a beautiful custom made exterior door. It is constructed of solid mahogany. 2 stiles and 2 rails with 1 large flat panel. The home owner was told the panel is 1 solid piece. The panel is aprox 28-29" wide. I can't find a glue line or any evidence of a joint on this panel. Is This possible??
My concern with finishing this door is the panel warping, cupping and wracking the door.
I intend to finish it bright with 3 coats of clear epoxy followed by 3-4 coats varnish. This was decided for both estetics and primarily minimize maintenance.
I am worried the epoxy will not allow the panel to "float" in the door. If I eliminate the epoxy and go with multiple coats varnish I'm sure this will have the same effect.
I don't want to use a penetrating oil as a finish as the home owner does not want the maintenance.
Are my worries warranted?