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Project by gurnie posted 09-30-2011 07:57 PM 2008 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This was inspired by shipwright's awesome jewelry cabinet

made of cherry wood, but stained mahogany it will be be featured at my wedding next week.

Have some questions about the finish. it seems that we left the gel stain on for a bit too long so i dunno how to make that look even except to sand it a bit (which removed the stain a bit).

MY BIG QUESTION is that we used general finishes gel stain which has a polyurethane. So can i wipe a coat of shellac or poly onto the top cake plate surface to seal it or will my lovely ring / line be ruined?

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog





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gfadvm

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#1 posted 10-01-2011 03:17 AM

I think that turned out very well. If your stain is fully dried/cured, I see no reason why you can’t wipe all the poly you want over it. I poly over stain all the time.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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shipwright

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#2 posted 10-01-2011 08:05 PM

Nice work.
Good looking “tree”.
If you’re worried you could use a spray can to apply the first coat of poly.
That would eliminate the actual wiping action.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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gurnie

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#3 posted 10-03-2011 03:50 PM

We put three coats of lacquer with a spray can over the weekend, waiting 6 hours between each coat and then sanding (600 grit). Good enough?? Last coat is suppose to dry for 7 days to fully cure, seems excessive?

I’m tempted to put polyurethane on it, but it’ll look really glossy (all i have is glossy) and i do liekt he satin look. I can get a can of satin but does it really need polyurethane?

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog

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shipwright

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#4 posted 10-04-2011 11:43 PM

Don’t put any more lacquer on it. You don’t have time. It takes a long time to lose the lacquer odor.

Good luck

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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