The last coat of polyurethane went on last night.
The doors are actually finished, so I set them outside the spray booth. With a Scotch-Brite pad, I sand down all of the finished surfaces to remove any dust nibs and smooth out the surface. Any other wood and I would use steel wool, but white oak will start to turn black if I leave a piece of metal stuck in the wood’s grain.
I blew through my second quart of finish and all of the cabinet’s main components were done.
The grain of the white oak pops out so nicely when the polyurethane is applied.
The last things to finish are the spindles. I sand the surface and apply the last coat with a foam brush.
Hopefully I will be able to re-assemble the hardware tonight or tomorrow. The cabinets will have the weekend to cure, then they will be delivered early next week.