It did not take long today to spray on the second and last coat of finish. Again this was spar urethane that I was spraying on my wormy maple Shaker style blanket chest. I will let this coat dry 24 hours before I begin fastening the lid hinges.
The only thing that remain on this project besides letting the urethane dry thoroughly is to install the Rockler stay-lid torsion hinges. As I mentioned earlier in this blog, I glued two shim pieces to bring the chest’s back panel out from 5/8 inches thick to 3/4 inches with a maple 1/8 inch shim. I needed this because the hinges are made to insert over a 3/4 inch wall.
These photographs were made in my shop with mostly natural light. However, my sky was overcast cloudy today. Still the photos, I think, turned out well.
-- --- Happy Howie