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Forum topic by Devereauxrf posted 12-05-2020 09:15 PM 324 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Devereauxrf

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12-05-2020 09:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lacquer flocking box

I’m about ready to finish a box I’ve been working on with rattle can lacquer. I wondering if I spray where the lid and base meet or leave that part as bare wood. The fit is a bit loose so if the finish builds it wouldn’t hurt. Also a second question. I’m going to flock the inside. I was planning on doing the bottom portion but am wondering if I should do the underside of the lid as well to hide the plywood.

The box is cherry with walnut splines and a quilted top of walnut and maple. The plywood is Baltic birch. Thanks for the help.


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#1 posted 12-06-2020 10:19 AM

There no should or shouldn’t. It will look good either way.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#2 posted 12-06-2020 11:16 AM

Very nice work! Just an opinion, but I’d flock both inside top and bottom. Perhaps felt sheet glued in? As to finish, I like all surfaces to have some coating…no bare wood.
Regards, The Kentucky Toolsmith!

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#3 posted 12-06-2020 11:38 AM

Lacquer won’t build that much (if at all) since it has very few solids. But as mentioned above you can go ether way. One thing, if you finish it it may wear unevenly in the that area.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#4 posted 12-06-2020 02:07 PM

I’d give thought to using leather instead of felt or flocking. Would take it up several notches ad be more durable during use. I’d also put it a window too deepen the wood’s color – did that with a hall table and it really helps. Love your box!

-- Bstrom

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#5 posted 12-06-2020 03:30 PM

I think it’s up to you as far as the look your going for. I’ve made several boxes with figured wood for the lid, so I didn’t want to cover that up on the inside. On the other hand, I’ve also made some where I flocked the underside of the lid because I thought it looked better. Your choice! As for finishing, I would spray the whole box, no bare wood.

-- Rich

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Devereauxrf

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#6 posted 12-06-2020 05:58 PM

Thanks for the advise. I’m going to lacquer the whole box and then flock the entire inside. Will post pictures when complete. Thanks again

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#7 posted 12-06-2020 06:05 PM



Lacquer won t build that much (if at all) since it has very few solids. But as mentioned above you can go ether way. One thing, if you finish it it may wear unevenly in the that area.

- Fred Hargis

Rattle can lacquer has significantly less solids than regular lacquer, at least with nitro-cellulose.

-- Darrel

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