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The other choice would be Natural Watco Danish Oil. Then, later, you should be able to go over it with one of the Watco Danish Oils that also contains a stain, such as oak, cherry, etc.
out material needs
No, there's no formula. If there's not a cutting diagram, here's an idea:
1. Buy some graph paper with 1/4" squares.
2: Go to your hardware store, home center or lumber yard and find out what sizes of wood are available in your market area (for example, 8" wide oak may be available in 6-foot lengths and 10" wide oak may not be available at all).
3: Draw the board sizes that ARE available in your town onto the 1/4" square graph paper. For example, if 8" x 6-foot boards are available, assume that each 1/4" square equals 2" and draw a board on your graph paper that's 36 squares by 4 squares.
4: Finally, draw as many pieces as you can onto this 36 square by 4 square area to see what you can get out of each board.
5: Repeat the process until you have drawn all of your project pieces onto graph paper drawings of as many boards as you may need to contain all the pieces you'll need to make your projects.
6: Remember that you'll have an average 1/8" saw kerf every place you make a cut, so don't forget to deduct this saw kerf from your board length everywhere you make a cut.