I know I said I wouldn’t post before I am finished, but I can’t help myself. I started putting on coats of laquer yesterday, will finish up today with 7 coats on the top and on the drawer fronts and 2 coats on everywhere else. Then i will start handpolishing tomorrow to have the present ready for delivery by saturday.
I really just wanted to show off the big difference in laquer and no laquer versions. I was a bit hesitant at first, because I was not sure how the laquer would make the chess board look. But after searching around for my balls and finding them I just went ahead and put the laquer on without worrying about it…
And it looks great!!
Before coating, sanded to 320 (actually sanded top and drawers to 400, just did not take pic of that) By the way the cabinet that can be seen partially in the background is also made by me, my very first project to be honest. :)
After first 2 coats of laquer:
-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.