Plantation Shutters #5: 2 coats of Shellac, 1st coat of Old Masters Dark Walnut on distressed jambs

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 05-22-2017 01:32 AM 1104 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the first time ever jumping into the shellac, distressing, and gel stain (glaze?). I was…skeptical of my aptitude to accomplish this because everything I have done has been simple workshop related projects with no finishing. I know I need experience in such matters. So jumped right into it. ROS sanded via 80 and 120 on my bosch 5”, then 280 on my bosch 6” ROS (only has 280 grit…gotta fix that for 220 later). Dusted off the wood. I applied 2 coats of Shellac with finishing sponge in between coats. Pulled out a hand saw, chisel, and powered reciprocating saw for the distress’ing. I may have gone over board but I really like the hand saw look of dragging the teeth. ROS’d with 280 again. Dusted off wood again. Applied Old Woodmaster’s dark walnut gel stain. Very happy with the results, though I have learned not to gouge/divet the wood so deep next time as the it’s a pain to get the stain in there. I believe there is a 24hour period to dry before applying 2nd coat of shellac. These pieces are the window jambs and stool. The end grains and backside of the jambs will not be visible so didn’t seal/stain those areas. Should I?

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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