|Forum topic by patrad||posted 11-04-2012 01:15 AM||923 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-04-2012 01:15 AM
I have a blanket chest I’m about to start assembling and gluing up, everything is sanded. I’ve previously only built tables, nothing with and inside per se. It is mostly tongue and groove construction. I’m debating on when I should oil and top coat the pieces. It seems to me it would be easiest to stain and top coat everything right now before glue up. However I am also questioning if the inside of the chest should be finished at all besides a shellac seal coat?
The panels are walnut and the rails, stiles and lid are QSWO. I’m oiling with Danish Oil and then top coating with OM Gel Satin Poly. I’m using different shades of Danish on panels than the rest.
The plan just suggests staining(oil) the panels, assembling, staining the rest and top coating. I’m worried though that to get the inside edge of the rail and stiles, I may get oil/stain on the panels or in the grooves and then on the panels. I’m thinking it would be easier to just stain all parts now before assembly and glue, then top coat at the end. Or maybe just stain (oil) the inside walls where the panels go now so I don’t have to go back and do that carefully.
I was also thinking of completely finishing the panels with top coat so if there is any shift, I don’t end up seeing a bit that is not poly’d.
Then there is the question of the inside. . are chest typically finished the same on all faces? I think I’ve seen examples of both.