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Custom Dishwasher Panel Progress #6: Finishing the Dishwasher Panel

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100 steps to a great finish
I have written about finishing douglas fir before, but I keep getting lots of questions about it so here I go.


Sand to 220. Get in the grooves.


Making the washcoat to prevent blotching .. 90% Mineral Spirits


Washcoat Part 2: 10% Boiled Linseed Oil


Apply Washcoat with cloth.


Inspecting the coat. If there are any sanding marks or glue spots this is the time to get them.


Applying stain with brush.


Clean off.


Get into the grooves with a glue brush.


Cleaning excess stain with screwdriver and cloth.


After 2 coats.


Seal coat time: Slightly Thinned Dewaxed Shellac


Shellacing with a rubber(rolled cloth in another cloth).


Sanding between coats with 320. Just enough to bring down the tackiness.


Wiping on the Minwax Wipe on Poly.


3 coats of Satin!

Finally I am ready to install! Along with some more drawer fronts.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne



13 comments so far

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David

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#1 posted 2443 days ago

John -

Very nice tutorial. I have admired this since the your first posting. Thanks!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 2443 days ago

It is really neat to see how much you have done on your house and how you have progressed in your skills!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Dorje

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#3 posted 2443 days ago

Good looking panel! Looking forward to the finished kitchen pictures…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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gizmodyne

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#4 posted 2443 days ago

Thanks for the comments.

Things are moving along slowly. Now that work is back on, I have very little time. The finishing projects take over the entire shop.

Maybe a sprayer someday.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 2443 days ago

Yep, spraying is the only way to go.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Douglas Bordner

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#6 posted 2443 days ago

I’m with Todd. Giz, you can get in cheaper and cheaper by the day. I have a dinky little pancake sprayer and a less than $90 conversion gun. Turbines getting cheaper. Lot of stuff in the house and shop to spray. Kristin might like it too.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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shaun

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#7 posted 2442 days ago

Looking good John. Finishing is certainly not one of my strong suits. I like it when you guys post this kind of stuff.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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gizmodyne

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#8 posted 2442 days ago

Thanks Shaun. I have learned the key is patience and thin coats with plenty of dry time in between. Like anything it takes practice.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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gizmodyne

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#9 posted 2442 days ago

Douglas what kind of gun do you have? I only have a little Craftsman compressor.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Thos. Angle

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#10 posted 2442 days ago

Thanks John, I’ve got some big Fir to finish soon. this is bound to help. How long did you wait after applying the wash coat before staining?

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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gizmodyne

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#11 posted 2442 days ago

Thomas: You apply it as quick as possible, if it starts to evaporate put more on.

The guys who refinished woodwork in my house used the Minwax prestain conditioner and a non-gel stain. It looks pretty good. I like this method however.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Sawdust2

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#12 posted 2442 days ago

You did it! Now we get to watch the poly dry!

For those that do not subscribe the December issue of FWW evaluates sprayers.

John you now have to convince Kristin that an Apollo would be a cool tool.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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gizmodyne

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#13 posted 2442 days ago

Thanks… I will check out the article.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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