Drawer finishing

Quick survey: what do you folks use to finish drawers?
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A standard drawer, no frills, nothing at all for the box. Nice joints, varnish.
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Either shellac, or no finish at all.
Finish a drawer with anything containing oil, and it will be *years* before the odor goes away.
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Gramp's shop wrote:

Outside, lacquer usually.
Inside, oil usually. I've never noticed an odor once dry.
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"Gramp's shop" wrote in message

That depends on the intended use... for most drawers in solid wood construction nothing but wax on the outside so it glides on the case/guides. In situations where there is a good chance that the contents will snag (e.g., knitting, lingerie, etc.) I use dust panels and finish all surfaces with shellac, sanded smooth, and rubbed out with wax. For utility drawers made from construction grade sheet goods and installed on slides, polyurethane to basically glue the surface and edges together.
John
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On 4/2/2013 9:31 PM, Gramp's shop wrote:

Buy pre-finished plywood for large products, for a single drawer, a spray can of lacquer is very fast and easy.
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On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 7:19:51 AM UTC-7, Pat Barber wrote:

What he said
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On 4/2/2013 10:31 PM, Gramp's shop wrote:

Water based poly. Dries fast, durable.
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On 03/04/2013 11:18 AM, MaxD wrote:

+1. Two coats lightly sanded between coats. No smell.
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Gramp's shop wrote:

Drawer Fronts: As spec'd to match balance of exterior.
Balance of drawer carcass: Two (2) coats of 1# shellac to seal surfaces.
Lew
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A bow on the front waistband and tasteful and attractive lace around the legs.
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