This is the time to review your decision on how to finish the piece, and here are considerations to take into account. 1, Do you want to duplicate the finish that was on the piece, or put on something different? The original finish may have been lacquer. You can relacquer it, or finish it in varnish.
As we said much earlier, the secret is to know what look you want to achieve in order to choose a new finish that will please you. With this ultimate look firmly in mind, read through these pages and decide (or confirm the earlier decision) how to achieve the final appearance you want. Dream a little. Sec the finished piece in your mind. Then work to make the fantasy a reality.
The goal, at this time, is to have a piece of furniture that is sound, well-glued, evenly colored, and smooth of surface. Any imperfections will show suddenly after the first coat of finish is applied, and although additional sanding at that time will correct them, it is better if you can avoid this last-minute correction work.
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