|Forum topic by bluekingfisher||posted 01-26-2012 12:09 PM||1589 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-26-2012 12:09 PM
I am about to build a chimneyl cabinet for the good lady. I have some very old panels of reclaimed English oak which I intend to use for the main carcase. I don’t quite have enough long lengths of the old timber for the cabinet face frame so I will have to use some new kiln dried American oak (as this is what I have in my ws)
In order to tie it all in, I will stain it, partly to match the other furniture but also to disguise the variance in the wood species.
Here is my dilemma fellahs, I was going to use meth based shellac as a sealer prior to staining, colour with a spirit based stain (this I think is OK?) My intended top coats will be a multiple coats of thinned down varnish which is cellulose based. Will the cellulose varnish top coats react with the math based shellac or stain?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated .
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