I'm finishing a bed and have decided on using shellac and wax for a finish.
I've never used shellac before other than as a sanding sealer. Is there
any special trick I should be aware of?
I'm planning on two 3 lbs cut coats for the base and one or two 1.5 lbs cut
coats as the final finish before applying a paste wax. Sanding with 240
grit between the first two coats and then 320 grit before the final coat.
After that steel wool. I was thinking of rubbing it out with pumice and
rottenstone before the wax (although I haven't done this before either).
I'm not looking for an absolute mirror finish, but I would like a nice
Does this sound reasonable?