Cherry Nightstand #6: Finishing and Hardware

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Blog entry by ilyac posted 11-20-2016 10:42 PM 994 reads 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My original plan for this project was to follow the process outlined in this article: Saving you the read, the steps are
1. Apply dewaxed shellac as a seal coat
2. Apply glaze, a cominbation of artists oil and Liquin, for color
3. Coat the fully dried glaze with topcoat of poly

Seems simple enough, but in my own rush to finish the porject I did not cut my shellac with denatured alcohol, and as such the glaze would not really impart it’s color especially well. I tried to go over it with a Vatathane Traditional Cherry stain as well, which again did not give as much color as I wanted, but did add a little richness, and even out a few spots.

I then went other the whole porject with a wipe on poly, and put everything together.

It did not go exactly as planned, and I definitely have a lot to learn about apply a even finish, but in the end I am happy with how it came out. The only thing I would have perfered was that it bea little darker in the end, but I am hoping that the it naturally darkens over time. Maybe using an amber shellac rather than the natural would have given a slightly better color. Though that is waxed vs the dewaxed shellac, so I am not sure how that will effect the process.

Either way, I tossed on a few handles, and that’s it. Project done!

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