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Forum topic by shelly_b posted 238 days ago 563 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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shelly_b

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238 days ago

I am working on an armoire. The inside is going to be white washed and the outside a teal stain. I was thinking it would be a lot easier to finish the inside before I assemble it. If I do this, am I risking the sides warping since only one side will be finished for at least a few days? It is made of solid maple. The sides are 3/4×10 3/4×68. I am working night shift tonight so lots of time on the internet to ask all the questions I’ve been meaning to ask lol. Too bad I can’t bring my shop to work with me!


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 238 days ago

There are a few of my projects that I do some finishing before assembly. Should work for you.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 238 days ago

I do it alote? I dont see any worng with it but be careful when your assermbling.

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Earlextech

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#3 posted 238 days ago

I’ve finished my interiors prior to assembly for 25 years without incident.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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BJODay

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#4 posted 238 days ago

I always finish before assembly. Just be sure to sand any finish off of the glue joints before assembly.

BJ

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#5 posted 238 days ago

I think it is fine. Some panels will warp no matter what you do.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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shelly_b

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#6 posted 234 days ago

Thanks guys! I was worried since it is just solid wood (no floating panel) but sounds like I should be good to go!

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Roger

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#7 posted 233 days ago

Be sure to tape off any areas where glue may be used

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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stxdeadI

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#8 posted 231 days ago

I just did that finished before putting it together today on a project I’m working on. I’ve done it both ways

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woodbutcherbynight

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#9 posted 231 days ago

just did the insides of a project this evening, tomorrow maybe I will get it assembled….. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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