|Forum topic by FunnelStudio||posted 03-25-2010 06:31 PM||9126 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-25-2010 06:31 PM
I am making an entertainment console, and the top is an end-grain plywood glue up. Since this is a prototype, I went for a cheaper multi-ply, which is supposed to be cabinet grade, but lo, there are some holes and gaps. I am planning a clear finish, maybe a coat of orange shellac, and then a few coats of lacquer.
BUT, I would like to fill some of the larger gaps with something preferably clear to give a flat, smooth finished surface. Anyone have any recommendations? I’m thinking I would first fill the holes, then begin with the finish schedule. I considered Smooth-on epoxy (or a similar substance), but the problem (I believe) is finish adhesion. I could syringe it in, but I am concerned that I might get some outside of the gap, and the finish would get blotchy.
Here’s a photo:
It doesn’t show the largest gaps, on is maybe 1/16th – 3/32nds by 6” long, it’s kind of nice, but like I said, I want the top to be nice and flat.
Any help would be rad!
-- -Shaun M. Baer, http://www.craftedphiladelphia.com