|Forum topic by Griffin_SC||posted 06-27-2016 03:35 PM||516 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
06-27-2016 03:35 PM
I’ve been slowly working on this project for a couple months now. It’s been a big learning curve from my normal items, including learning to dovetail for the first time. (Lots of wasted wood there.) But it’s wrapping down finally and I’m trying to working out my finishing schedule and what I want to use. I’am limited in what I can do partially because I work in my garage and share it with my wife’s vehicle. So I don’t own spray equipment or have a place I could spray if I did. Here is a couple images of what I’m working with.
Big Challenge is the few pieces of trim where I was limited to my material and had to go with something other then oak on the drawer faces. How do I get them all the same color in the end.
The goal is a dark brown/walnut look to the project. I have two thoughts on finishing currently. In either one the drawer boxes will be getting 2-3 coats of dewaxed Shellac. Probably #2 SealCoat.
Concerned the maybe the dye won’t adhere through the first coat of Shellac and whether that will help even out the color differences between the molding and drawer faces.
Option 2 – Suggested by a friend.
Everything is getting sanded to 220 to start and will sand with 320 between coats.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Maybe there are steps I missed or can remove from the process.