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Forum topic by DW833 posted 12-12-2016 02:25 AM 361 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DW833

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12-12-2016 02:25 AM

Topic tags/keywords: web frame finish

I’m planning a six drawer chest. It is the first chest I’ve built.

There’s several forum topics on whether drawer insides/sides/backs should be finished. With about a 50/50 split between the two. But I don’t see much on whether a web frame for a chest should be finished. I would think not, but are there situations that could justify using a finish. The chest I’ll build will be either poplar or red oak for the web frame. The drawer glides will be wood, not metal. If I use shellac on the drawers, would it be worth it to shellac the web frame also.


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 12-12-2016 02:23 PM

Not in my opinion. I’ve actually never even considered if the web frame should be finished.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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rwe2156

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#2 posted 12-12-2016 03:06 PM

No need to.

I don’t usually finish drawers either.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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Loren

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#3 posted 12-12-2016 05:01 PM

Typically if the drawers are flush-inset the frame
would get some stain near the front.

Otherwise I have never noticed web frames
being stained or finished.

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#4 posted 12-12-2016 05:22 PM

I think the answer depends on your personality type. :)

Aj

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OggieOglethorpe

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#5 posted 12-12-2016 06:27 PM

I wouldn’t…

Depending on your style of guides, if you shellac the frame, you may cause the drawers to stick.

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#6 posted 12-12-2016 07:59 PM

On the only dresser I have made I did not finish them.

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