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Just saw this photo of an almost complete tackle box I had on my phone. It always bothered me to look inside or underneath beautiful furniture and see areas without stain or finish. I have never let anything leave my shop with unfinished areas except the inside of pens. The inside of the box is shown with four coats of finish with 400 grit sanding in between each coat. The outside will get 6-7 coats.

It’s pretty and should be. Other photos show the building shine as the door and top got coat four too. The inside of the box is shiny too but hard to see.
 

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It is important to finish both sides of large pieces, such as tables. If you finish one side and don't finish the other side, the moisture absorption and release rates in the wood may be very different for the two sides. As the humidity in the room varies, the piece may warp, crack, or split as the wood on the unfinished side expands and contracts at a different rate than the wood on the finished side ... of the same board.
 

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It is important to finish both sides of large pieces, such as tables. If you finish one side and don't finish the other side, the moisture absorption and release rates in the wood may be very different for the two sides. As the humidity in the room varies, the piece may warp, crack, or split as the wood on the unfinished side expands and contracts at a different rate than the wood on the finished side ... of the same board.
That is soooo true with long range tackle boxes due to vastly variable humidity and temps they experience.
 

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What to do with the leftover Diamond plate? Line the cabinet!
 

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