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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 952 days ago

I can honestly say I like all gloss levels. Every project is different, and sometimes I feel like an ultra-glossy finish is part of my design. Other times, I want something that looks very natural and not glossy at all. I’ve even been known to mix surfaces on the same project, like a table with a glossy top and satin legs and apron.

I hear some guys say that they don’t like glossy finishes because they look too plastic. But there is a big difference between slapping on gloss polyurethane with a brush, and creating a flawless mirror finish. IMO, getting a glossy finish right is one of the most challenging things in woodworking.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"


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