I am building a tansu style set of bookshelves. There are 28 panels in this beast. The panels are now done and I am ready to start preparing them for joinery. Due to variations in the wood (Walnut trimmed baltic birch), the panels are all a bit different from each other. I’m sure once I finish them, they will look different than they do now.
I am planning on using boiled linseed oil, followed by Shellac, Polyurethane and wax.
My question is, would it hurt to apply the linseed oil now before I join them so that I can possibly make better choices in selecting which panels will match which each other? Or is it a bad idea to do it at this stage?
Thanks much in advance for your advice.
I’ll post pictures once I’m done!
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