Last night was the second-to-last day of woodworking class. I finished sanding my dad's Christmas present and my instructor put a coat of lacquer on it. He also put the last coat of lacquer on my spice cabinet. My instructor spraying the cabinet box.
It's great to have access to a spray room (when I'm not pregnant) because it's sooo much nicer than applying finish by hand in my garage and having to worry about cleaning up.
Here's a picture of the door in between coats. The lacquer really makes the wood grain pop.
It was nice to have a bit of time left over at the end of class while I was waiting for the lacquer to dry instead of rushing around like I normally do. (And it's only taken me 5+ years to learn how to pick a realistic project and manage my time well!)
My instructor paid me a nice compliment at the end of class. He said he was impressed with how quickly I put together my dad's present on my own and that it seemed like I had improved a lot this last semester. Being the recovering teacher's pet that I am it made me feel great.
We don't have class next week because of Thanksgiving but the week after that I'll be installing the hinges on my cabinet, attaching the back, and bringing it home!
(Previous spice cabinet updates here: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.)
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