Why I Like to Use Shellac as Our Go-to Finish in My Box Making Class

Shellac is a great finish. It dries fast and if used correctly, can build up a decent protective layer on wood very effectively. It is not resistant to water or alcoholic beverages as varnish or lacquer are, but it is very forgiving to apply. Perhaps more importantly — it keeps my students busy. This last point needs some clarification. Towards the end of the trimester, when my 9th-grade students are […]

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