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#1 posted 12-27-2017 05:08 AM

Be careful with heat. About 20 years ago I built a sofa table from quarter sawn cherry and French polished it with countless layers of shellac. It was the most beautiful table I’d done at the time. My ex-wife lit a couple of votive candles in little glass cups and set them on it. When they burned down, the glass got so hot, it melted into the surface. All I could do was break them free, leaving a deep divot with raw wood at the bottom. I repaired it, but it was never the same.

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