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We concluded the Tool Chest Build a few short months ago on the woodworkingmasterclasses.com online instruction for woodworkers and it was a great success all round. Below is how it looked after we finished it using brushed-on shellac as a practical yet beautiful protective finish.
Finishing with shellac is very simple and effective and especially is this so if or when someone shows you how. I wanted to demystify this for you and you may not know that woodworking masterclasses posts all of the technique videos we make for free as online broadcast as often as they can. Anyway, to help you make an educated decision on finishing with shellac, we offer this video to get you started. I do hope that you enjoy it as much as I did making it.