|Forum topic by Charlie||posted 06-28-2012 05:23 PM||800 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
06-28-2012 05:23 PM
I have built the “hutch” top for our oven cabinet. Trying to decide on a finish for the interior.
Anyways… this “hutch” top as we’re calling it is basically a box with no bottom. It will sit on the walnut countertop that goes on the wall oven cabinet. The hutch top is 16-1/2 inches deep and has 2 shelves. Once it’s in place, there will be a toaster oven sitting on the walnut counter top, a shelf above that for the microwave, and a shelf above that for cookbooks.
The hutch top will be painted on the exterior and clear finish on the interior. The sides are poplar, the shelves are 3/4 baltic birch with a 1-3/8 wide walnut face that “melts” into the edge of the poplar. Almost looks like an inch and 3/8 shelf is dadoed into the poplar, but it’s not because I have to place this thing without the shelves, install electric into it in a couple places, and then install the shelves.
So…. interior finish…. should I just poly it ?
Lacquer will dry really fast and I’m kinda under the gun to get this piece finished, but water-based poly dries fast too. I have several days. Not like I need it by tomorrow or anything. I just want a finish that can take some heat (the toaster oven gets pretty warm, but will have 4 inches of air space around it).
I also want something that will make that walnut pop like the waterlox does. I just don’t have tie to wait for waterlox to dry thoroughly.