Stickley inspired Entertainment Center #10: First finish coat - Spar Urethane

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Blog entry by LegendInMyOwnMind posted 06-05-2011 04:42 PM 1201 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Assembly of the unit Part 10 of Stickley inspired Entertainment Center series Part 11: Stain Before Glue »

I decided to go with spar urethane (Helmsman satin by Minwax) as the protective finish. I read some reviews and thought I’d give it a try. I like the way it applies better than the regular polyurethane I used on the x-box 360 entertainment unit.

Hard to explain why it feels different but it just seems to go on easier. Maybe it’s thinner? It also seems to raise the grain a bit less so maybe I will need less sanding. Somebody said it isn’t better at water resistance, but if the sun hits this maybe it will hold up better?

Anyway, here’s a picture.

I think it looks pretty good.

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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#1 posted 06-06-2011 09:17 AM

Looking good!!

-- Grant Laird Jr - Garland, Texas

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