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This is a toy box my daughter and I am working on. Not sure if we are going to paint it al use shelack and lacked. We are also working on a dresser for my daughters bed room. What do you guys think paint or shelack?
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#1 posted 11-22-2013 06:49 PM
Nice job I would say paint or shellac will work. It’s always a good to use a slow close lid supports to protect fingers for the lid slamming on them too.
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#2 posted 11-22-2013 09:28 PM
Looks good.You can always paint it later if needed but if you paint it first it is real hard to go back to a clear finish later.
I go for a water base varathane which is very durable and possibly some stain under that if you want some color
Having made a number of them for grand kids I’m with Jim on the lid supports that hold the it open and close slowly. There are several different types out there from friction types to springloaded.
-- Les B, Oregon
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#3 posted 11-22-2013 09:42 PM
Make sure you use dewaxed shellac if you think you might paint it in the future.
-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain
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#4 posted 11-23-2013 05:14 AM
Don’t put a latch on it either, as sure as the pope is Catholic, she will fill it with stuffed animals and crawl into it to sleep (experienced).
-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"
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