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Floating Serpentine Shelf #7: Applying the Finish

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Blog entry by Ron Stewart posted 07-14-2017 07:44 PM 253 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Overall Structure (Odds and Ends) Part 7 of Floating Serpentine Shelf series Part 8: Final Assembly and Installation »

Unlike most projects, finishing was by far the easiest part of this one.

I just sanded everything to 280 grit and, in preparation, used every portable flat surface at my disposal to fill up half the garage.

Then I applied three “coats” of Watco Natural Danish Oil over several days. I wet-sanded the second coat with 600 grit paper to try to fill in any corner gaps.

The RevolutionPly didn’t absorb as much oil as most other wood (or plywood). I think that’s because its veneer layer is very thin. Two applications of oil would probably have sufficed.

After a day of drying, it was time for final assembly and installation. I’ll describe that next.

-- Ron Stewart



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