Saturday, 15 January 2011
Second coat of lacquer
I put the second coat of lacquer on the cabinet today. The second coat was a mix of clear shellac, amber shellac, and denatured alcohol. The idea is to start to give the cabinet a nice vintage look, without it getting too orange.
I had been wondering what sort of difference the amber shellac would make. It turns out that it has a very pleasing effect -- you can see the contrast between a "raw" and "cooked" cabinet in this picture. It should look pretty good when it's done!
I think I'll do one more amber-mix coat. And then top it all off with a final coat of clear.
Posted by knucklewalker at 08:55