Tuesday, December 28

TV Tables - Poly

Short entry today.  I applied a skim coat of polyurethane to Mark & Jacklyn’s tables this morning as soon as I was able to get sufficient heat in the finishing room to allow it to set up.  A skim coat is a thin layer which I apply by hand with a soft cotton rag, I use reflected light to be sure the coat is even and consistent.  The polyurethane I use is a high quality, tung-oil based poly designed for use on flooring, so a little bit offers good protection against white marks from accidental spills and most heat rings.  Lacquer alone is susceptible to these marks.  You will want to take reasonable precautions though, it is not indestructible.

By evening the poly is set up but still tacky.  Normally in 8 hours it would be dry to the touch; it got a bit chilly in the finishing room once I turned off the space heater, so I’ll bring the tables into my office for the night.  It stays warmer in there than the rest of the shop does and that will help the poly harden up so I can package the tables tomorrow.

Production List:

2 Walnut Tray Tables with Stand for Jacklyn & Mark - In Progress
Kitchen organizer - Marie B.
Utility Trailer Make-Over for David B. - In Progress but Stalled
4 Tray Tables, All Walnut (custom size) with stand for Shelly
Walnut Steamer Trunk for David B.
3-Tier Bottle Stopper Rack, all red Oak for Donna
4-Tier Bottle Stopper Rack Cherry & Maple for David K.
3-Tier Bottle Stopper Rack (Standard) for Dan G.
Computer Desk for Laptop for Marie B.
Printer Cabinet for Marie B.

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