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What’s Going On In The Shop
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Brian – Almost finished with the Roubo Bench.
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Listener Questions, Email, and Comments
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Alex – Hey guys, In the last episode, one of you suggested diluting shellac with mineral spirits. I think you meant denatured alcohol. Mineral spirits could be used with poly or oil but not shellac to my knowledge (and my dad’s experience).
Josh – I’m getting ready to build a twin size loft bed for my son using SPF from Home Depot. I’m using plans from Ana White’s camp loft bed and also taking some elements from Jay Bates’ bunk bed.
Anyway, I am still trying to decide on what finish I should use on it. I feel like it needs some kind of color besides just a poly on it. I also don’t want to spend too much time applying finish to it. I will more than likely put general finishes satin arm-r-seal on it or minwax wipe on poly. I know that Marc Spags has gotten great results from both. Should I try and put on a gel stain or could I even add a dye to the first coat of poly? Also, how much poly could I expect to have to use on it? Would one quart be enough?
Any other tips on finishing something this big? I really don’t want to screw it up.
Thanks so much!
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