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182 days ago
I’m working on a bed for an American Girl Doll. It is a large doll. This is what I have come up with. After I get it all done I will find someone locally to make all the bedding. The inside dimension where the mattress will be is 12” x 24”.
Sassafras and baltic birch plywood. Basically constructed like a drawer with a lift out lid.
It is not yet glued together. I have questions about the finish. I don’t want to mess this up with a bad finish. The pictures don’t really show it, but it has some figure in the headboard and footboards. I kept the best as the top inside of the headboard. Kinda like tiger stripes, curly,it has many names.
I would like to have a clear finish to keep the natural look of the wood.
I think I should finish each component separately before glue up. The bottom will not be glued in, it will sit loosely inside a groove. I’m thinking that finish would gum that up. Sanding between coats would be tough if it’s glued together.
I’ve been trying some finish on scraps. Wipe on poly and spray shellac so far. I don’t like either.
What would you do? Thanks!!
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