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    Default Piano Gloss like finish

    I am building some shelfs for my blurays this weekend and would like them to match my tv and entertainment center. What is the best method to achieve a "Piano gloss like" finish? The wood I got is 3/4 X 8 select pine it was $16 a plank. It seems like high quality wood.

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    seem to be some good instructions here:
    http://www.lungster.com/l/speakers/pianofinish.shtml
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    There is a ton of info out there on the subject.
    See here: https://www.google.com/#hl=en&tok=Dm...w=1440&bih=786

    I would think pine would not be the best wood to use to achieve that finish though.
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    If you want them to be completely smooth and not wood-grained, I would cover them in a skim coat of auto body putty, sand them smooth and repeat the process, then take them to a body shop and ask if they would shoot them with basecoat/clearcoat black. If they are painting a black car ath the same time, the cost should be minimal. This will give you a durable finish that would be as close to a piano black finish you can get.

    You can do that same with cans, but the durability will not be the same.
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    No offense, but pine is the about the worst wood to use.

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    MDF -> bondo -> sanding -> primer -> sanding -> primer -> sanding -> primer -> sanding -> paint -> sanding -> paint -> sanding -> paint -> sanding -> clear coat -> sanding -> clear coat -> sanding -> clear coat -> sanding -> clear coat -> buff -> polish

    Or something like that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by musky1963 View Post
    No offense, but pine is the about the worst wood to use.
    I agree... pine is too soft... you really need a harder wood.... otherwise it will dent easily...

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    I'd go with veneer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syndil View Post
    I'd go with veneer.
    I agree, this would be the easiest, fastest way.
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