|Project by Topapilot||posted 07-11-2009 06:31 AM||2397 views||4 times favorited||17 comments|
I was looking for a low bookcase for a section of blank wall in the family room, and searching LJ I found one by Dr. Sawdust that I liked. This is made of cherry and cherry ply, BLO, and Shellac.
In the second picture you can see my test areas under the top where it wouldn’t show; starting from the back: varnish, varnish over BLO, shellac over BLO, a spot for wiping varnish (not tested), and finaly two coats of BLO. I finally decided on two coats of BLO applied at 130F followed by shellac. I think shellac looks nice, and properly thinned is easy to apply and to correct mistakes.
The last image is something I saw in a magazine: every time I set up the table saw to make a cut, I would also make one in this piece of hardboard and label it. Then when I needed to go back and make another part, I had the exact saw setup. This was pretty handy!