Thursday, July 5, 2012

Shellac + Birtch = Coolness!

Oh WoW!  Now I understand why they put shellac in these trailers!  It really makes the natural wood grain stand out.  I bet if you put on a TON of coats of clear after the amber it would almost give it a
3-D effect.  So far I've put 3 coats of amber on all the new birch, and 1 coat of amber on the existing birch.  I'm pretty happy with how close the new and old look.  Now, I know I can't get it 100% perfect, so I'm looking for reasonably close.  I may do 1 more coat of amber on the new birch, but I'm undecided as of right now.  Either way, I'm going to run everything over with 0000 steel wool, clean it, and do a final coat of Clear Shellac on everything. 

Spraying the shellac was quite and experience in itself.  Thanks for yet another good tip Chuck!  I must admit I've thought about blowing up my trailer, but never with me in it.  So....I setup fans the best I could to get the air circulated and prevent spontaneous combustion.

  I had some problems with the spray gun for the first coat.  Lets just say it was a very THICK first coat.  But I found the problem and the following coats went much better.   Time for a mini rant....  Why can't anybody sell the Bullseye amber Shellac in GALLONS?  Its like double the price when you have to buy it by the quart.  Arrrgh!   I feel better now.  :)

I can't wait to be done with this stage!!!!  I'm looking forward to getting the lights hooked up, and the electrical setup.   Lets just hope it all works since all the wiring has been covered up now. 

Maybe I should change the hair color on my Driver License to Amber...

1 comment:

  1. That sure looks nice! Not the amber arm, but the shellac! ;-)