|Project by Jim||posted 06-08-2014 10:00 PM||1248 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
Finally finished the maple kitchen stools I’ve been working on for several months as an addition to the Kitchen Island I made a few years ago (also seen in the photo). I really struggled with the finish on these stools. No matter what I did, including sealing with minwax prefinishing conditioner, the finish constantly came out blotchy. I finally got fed up with it and decided to just paint the darned things. My wife begged me not to paint them so I thought as a last attempt I would try shellac. With 6 coats of shellac only, it was magic, I’m very happy with the clear shellac finish that brings out the natural colour and grain of the wood.
BTW before someone chastises me for using maple for the stools when the island is oak … save your breath. I was given the maple and decided to use it for this project because it was 6/4 which was just the size I needed for the legs. Besides the colour is almost the same and ultimately what counts is … I like it.
-- Jim in Langley BC Canada --- www.sollows.ca