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Forum topic by Josh Mayfield posted 12-15-2009 03:33 AM 1045 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Josh Mayfield

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12-15-2009 03:33 AM

I am in the process of building a Quilted Cherry Veneer Coffee Table. I am looking for finishing schedules, as I have never finished cherry before. I have read that BLO is pretty much a staple for “Popping” the grain. Here is a schedule I had in mind.

1. Spray some Transtint Reddish Brown.
2. Sand the dye back.
3. Flood with BLO.
4. Spray 2 coats or so of 1# Orange Shellac.
5. Spray top coats of Target Coatings EM6000 WATER-BASED PRODUCTION LACQUER.

I have not used that lacquer before, sounded good for me since I have a basement shop and don’t want to be spraying something with lots of VOC’s, Plus it has 100% burn in just like Nitro.

What are your schedules for Cherry?

Anyone have experience with Em6000?


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#1 posted 12-15-2009 04:34 AM

Josh, that is somewhat similar to my routine for cherry except that I do not stain and I would use oil base varnish as a topcoat. But I generally put on BLO, seal it with 1 # shellac and then apply an oil based topcoat.

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