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Project by Kevin posted 01-03-2015 08:57 PM 906 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to build my wife a Cherry Entertainment Center for Christmas this year. Rather than list materials and other things I’m going to post pictures instead. If anyone wants to know anything particular such as stain, finish etc… I will be glad to list.

I need to take photographs with my SLR instead of the cell phone. The pictures do not do the project justice as you cannot get a true feel what the color is or the detail, but it will give you some idea. The finish is Mohawk Heritage Cherry which is almost a rustic cherry.

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY





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Brodan

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#1 posted 01-04-2015 01:26 AM

Kevin, Beautiful piece! Your wife must be well pleased.
What did you finish it with?

Dan

-- Dan, TN

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Kevin

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#2 posted 01-04-2015 05:45 AM

Thanks Dan, she loves it. We put some wireless lighting in the shelves tonight also. I decided to finish this one with 1 1/2 lb dewaxed shellac. I was going to use lacquer, but decided to spray shellac instead. Once you get good with a spray gun it is so much easier on a lot projects.

My next project is going to be a maple kitchen hutch finished with catalyzed lacquer.

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#3 posted 01-04-2015 01:51 PM

Kevin, this is probably an ignorant question, but why dewaxed shellac?

Also is the zinsser dewaxed the only source? It seems to be what I see named most often

Dan

-- Dan, TN

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#4 posted 01-04-2015 07:52 PM

Hi Dan,

Not an ignorant question at all. I spent a few hours deciding whether to finish with lacquer or shellac.

I had it and the amber shellac on hand, but I decided to not add any other tone to the project with the amber shellac. If down the road I want to use any type of varnish, etc… using dewaxed is suppose to be better for the other coat to stick better.

You can probably mix your own shellac with flakes, but zinsser seems to be the major brand around here to sell it also. There are many different ways to finish, but since I didn’t want to add any other tone to the piece, wanted to keep it natural looking (where lacquer may tend to give it a different feel) I went with the dewaxed shellac :)

Hope that makes sense.

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#5 posted 01-04-2015 10:34 PM

Sure does Kevin. thanks

-- Dan, TN

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#6 posted 01-05-2015 12:09 AM

Anytime Dan :)

-- Williamsburg, KY

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