I have a wife who notices. She was manager of a large department store where
they had a furniture department and she became a "stickler" for detail.
She wants to know why I can't do "that". <G>
Wow, very nice. I used similar design, dovetails and hardware for my
dresser, which I made out of QS oak and cedar drawer sides and
My problem is it's built and stained, but not lacquered. I moved just
as I was getting ready to finish it and now I have to get my new
workshop up to speed.
What technique did you use to get such a great finish? I'd like mine
to turn out just like yours.
I sanded to 220 and applied several coats (5) of wipe-on Minwax Tung Oil
Finish. The can states to wait 24hr between coats, but I found that I
could get away with 2 hours. I wipe on VERY thin coats.
I buff VERY lightly with 0000 steel wool in between coats. For the top
after 24 hrs, I wet-dry sanded with 320 grit sand paper VERY lightly, then
applied the last coat.
I forgot to mention one detail. The dresser was a little too glossy for my
taste (ok, my wife thought it was too glossy) after the 5th coat so I rubbed
it out (with the exception of the top) with 0000 steel wool after a couple
of days of curing.
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