Finishing Shelves



Finishing shelves can be a time-con-suming task. Once you’ve applied the finish to one side of the shelf, you have to wait for it to dry before turning the shelf over to finish the other side.


While working on a project with a lot of shelves, I came up with a simple solution. I screw some narrow strips of wood to the back edge of the shelf to act as temporary “feet,” as you can see in the drawing. 

Then I stand the shelf up while applying finish to both sides. Once the finish is dry, I simply remove the feet. Don't worry about the screw holes.
They're aren’t visible since they are on the back edge of the shelf.


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