|Project by rooster||posted 05-07-2010 01:37 PM||1341 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
Happy 1st birthday to my little one! I built this puzzle stool as a gift for her. I used white oak with a natural finish and a shellac topcoat. I was unsure about what to use for dye on the letters. The wood dye seemed expensive, so I used food coloring. Then I used shellac as a topcoat for the letters as well.
I used the spray can of Zinsser shellac. It didn’t turn out bad, but it’s not great. The finish was more rough than I expected. When I tried to used 400 grit sandpaper to smooth it out, it just shaved off all the shellac and I had to repeat. Overall, I’m happy with it. Most important is that the wee one seems to like it!