All of the shellacs are 3 coats of 2# cuts.
The BLO and Watco were flooded on, then wiped off after letting sit for 15 minutes or so.
The Waterlox and Sherwin Williams Fast Dry are both 3 coats.
Jeff Jewitt has a nice shellac test picture (with various colors of shellac on various woods).
Here are my first two projects using shellac.
The first picture is a mirror made out of Chokecherry. Chokecherry is a little darker and a lot denser than Cherry. The looks are very similar though.
I put a coat of BLO slightly thinned with mineral spirits and wiped it off after 15 minutes.
After giving it several days to dry, I put on 3 coats of 2# orange shellac.
I smoothed it out using steel wool and mineral oil.
This is a Walnut plant stand that is a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law.
Same finishing schedule as above...
I added a couple of coats of Waterlox just on the Top frame for water protection.
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