|Forum topic by Paulanthony||posted 01-30-2012 08:41 PM||1173 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-30-2012 08:41 PM
I wish this were fiction, but it isn’t. I just screwed on the top of a crotch walnut coffee table that I made for my wife’s birthday. Exactly one day latter, my young Black Lab hooked his collar on a wrought iron plant stand and flipped out, thinking the plant stand was chasing him. He yelped in terror and bolted…right for the cof
Yep. You guessed it. The plant stand flipped over and damaged the top. If he weren’t such a good hunting dog, I probably would have sent him to dog heaven.
Anyway, I finished the top last fall with Qualalac satin lacquer which I sprayed in my shop. It came out well. Now, however there’s a two-inch long scratch in the top. The scratch isn’t very deep, perhaps a 1/32in. or so. Can I fill in the damaged area then keep building up coats of lacquer for an even finish? (I can’t spray because my shop isn’t that warm in the winter.) Could I use brushing lacquer to build up the top then knock the whole thing back when I finish the finish? Or should I bite the bullet and refinish the whole top? The problem with that is I don’t want to lose thickness. It is a big table with a thick top. Your thoughts are much appreciated.