The armoire is done. Pix at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/73535978@N04/
I'm very grateful to all who responded to my inquiry about rattle-can lacquer.
After considering the learning curve and all the ways I could screw up a nice
project, I decided to go with old faithful -- Minwax satin poly.
Leaving tomorrow for delivery to daughter in NYC.
On Wednesday, June 12, 2013 11:17:51 AM UTC-5, Gramp's shop wrote:
It looks great. You better watch out, those daughters will want more, if you
keep up that kind of work and generosity.... and delivery service, too!
Quite handsome and I'm sure she will be very pleased. It is something she
will treasure as lonf as she lives.
Don't be put off by lacquer, though...it is one if the easiedt finishes -
much easier thanpoly - and is very forgiving since it (and shellac) "melt"
when additional coats are applied.
It also colors the wood somewhat less than varnish (oil) so is useful if you
want to keep things light colored or with less "pop"
There ya go, a big jewelry chest on legs! For the serious jewelry
collector! Looks nice. I haven't seen one like that before. I am sure it
will be much appreciated.
You do realize, of course, that this is just the beginning. Every woman I
ever met, when faced with a new jewelry box, laments the fact that they
don't have any where enough jewelry to fill the thing.
Slippery slope, indeed. :-)
The armoire looks great! The Minwax product will serve well for years
to come and should work out very nicely. Sometimes it is a much
better idea to go with what you know. Learning lacquer application on
a piece like that would take quite a leap of faith!
Like your other projects, too.
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