Mission style finish with tongue and groove panels

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Forum topic by toeknee posted 01-18-2021 04:54 PM 491 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-18-2021 04:54 PM

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Hi. I’m a fan of Jeff Jewitt's mission oak finishing process, having used it successfully. Now I am building a QS white oak bureau with tongue¬†and groove sides, so there are a lot of nooks and crannies, so to speak. So I think I need to do at least some of the finishing prior to glue up and would like thoughts and advice on this. My plan is to stain, seal and glaze; then glue up; then apply a top coat. I would put painters tape anything that will later be glued. Does this make sense?


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#1 posted 01-18-2021 07:01 PM

I don’t know if it makes sense, but it’s the way I do it with that finish schedule.

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#2 posted 01-19-2021 05:19 PM

Yep! pre-finish can make life easier. The key is to get any stain/coloring on before assembly as this is what will leave an annoying exposed area of raw wood when the panel decides to contract as the humidity drops. Doing the top coat after assembly can show the same way, but being clear the only thing you really see is a line of different sheen, invisible unless you are looking for it.

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