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Spray or brush carved furniture?

Hi all,

I've just carved my first chair, and am wondering how most chair makers finish carved pieces like this.  I would think spraying shellac or polyurethane would be the easiest way to provide the best coverage with the lowest risk of errors, what with all the crazy surfaces.  Does anyone have any opinions on how not to mess up my chair, now that's it's almost done?  Thanks for your feedback, and Happy Thanksgiving to all!


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Hi Rob,

It is looking beautiful! This is where I would hire a professional finisher 🙂 At least for advice, anyway. Are you a SAPFM member? http://www.sapfm.org. If you become a member, there is some incredible information shared on their forum about period furniture. I just hesitate to even begin to advise for finishing. Good luck!