I am trying to finish up a dresser right now and figure out my finishing scheme. The last dresser that I built I used 2 coats of spray shellac on all parts as a first coat and then I put on 3-4 coats of waterlox. I really liked the way the finish came out.
The previous project I used cherry and now i am working with Hickory. I was thinking that maybe I could just use shellac as my finish and build up 4-5 spray coats and not use waterlox at all. I really don't want to wait for the waterlox to off gas at all. are there any issues with 4-5 spray coats of shellac? due to ease of use etc. I am just buying the cans of zinnser de-waxed shellac. I know it is a bit more expensive but it is a lot easier to spray and not worry about other 'equipment' etc.