Walnut & Curly Maple Coffee Table #9: Finish work complete, ready for delivery

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Blog entry by Reinan posted 12-09-2017 02:16 AM 1729 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I coated this piece in a couple coats of 1# dewaxed garnet shellac, but I should have thinned them further for the top because I had streaking of patches that were coated more heavily than others, so I did a wash coat of straight alcohol and leveled the shellac to even it out. It worked, but then I had to deal with runs all over the edges and drips on the bottom lip. Next time I try that on a light colored wood I will build up with a less colored shellac and add the darker as a top coat for color once everything is even. After that I took it down to a friend and he sprayed 3 coats of post cat lacquer on it and buffed the top. It’s perfect, and just in time, I am scheduled to take it over the mountains and deliver it to my cousin in 2 days. Hopefully, him and his bride like their housewarming/Christmas present as much as I do.

-- -Russ

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#1 posted 12-09-2017 04:53 AM

I’m sure they will mate it is beautiful.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#2 posted 12-09-2017 03:08 PM

Totally love the contrasting wood.

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