|Forum topic by BinghamtonEd||posted 03-03-2014 12:19 PM||879 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-03-2014 12:19 PM
Here is a toy box I’m working on. Construction is almost complete, just needs a top glued up. Top and bottom rails have haunched tenons into the legs. Everything else is stub tenon and groove, panels are 1/4” thick. This is just a dry fit (don’t mind the couple small gaps, they will disappear when clamped up.
I’m looking at this thing trying to come up with the best way to finish this. Assembled, pre-assembly, partial assembly…The chest will be stained with General Finishes Candelite gel stain, followed by 3 or 4 coats of Arm-R-Seal wiped on, then paste wax.
I know I need to finish the panels before assembly, that’s a given. I plan on staining all the pieces before assembly. The question comes to the Arm-R-Seal. I’m thinking maybe if I glue the stiles into the bottom rail and leave the top unglued, same with the sides, then wipe on my Arm-R-Seal, pop the top rail off and slide the panels in, then do a final assembly which is just gluing the top rail on and gluing them into the legs.
How would you guys go about finishing this? I do not have spray equipment, and I really like the results I’ve had so far with Arm-R-Seal wiped on.
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