Post by 61 Shasta on Sept 21, 2012 22:45:12 GMT -5
Well, been off line for the summer but am getting back into it. Found some formica that we liked so used it on the countertop. I wanted something different for the table so built one myself from a piece of Oak veneer. 1961shastacompactrestoration.shutterfly.com/pictures/8 The other pictures show the shelves I have built in the closet and the upgraded electrical equipment. I went a little overboard on the electrical but wanted some room to expand in the future if need be.
Last Edit: Sept 21, 2012 22:47:45 GMT -5 by 61 Shasta
Post by 61 Shasta on Sept 23, 2012 10:51:59 GMT -5
universal, I didn't use shellac, I can hear the "boo, hisss,) from the purists but I really didn't want to deal with the shellac issues. I used ACE brand Poly-finish semi gloss, water based. I debated on the oil based product but since this is inside and not exposed to the elements I felt secure in using it. I applied it after the birch had been installed. I use a combination of both a flat type applicator and a small foam brush for the tight spots. I gave it 2 and in some places 3 coats. The table got 4. So far I am happy with the results but only time will tell about its durability. The table is the same product.