The day finally came for Loggy’s first coating of high gloss, clear polyurethane. Or, as I thought of it, his embalming! Much cheerier that way.
So, while the humidity was lower, it was still high enough that Loggy’s side 2 was tacky to the touch some 6 hours after the poly had been brushed on. Nevertheless, when I coated side 2 I also did the narrow sides and the “live edge.” Side 1 still awaits treatment.
If Loggy has dried by tomorrow, Imma sand side 2 and apply a second coat of poly.
Frustratingly, there was one bristle from my brush that was in the poly and I hadn’t noticed it. Arrgh! I’ll try to fix that in sanding, though it’s not unattractive as far as blemishes go. Figure 1 was taken while the poly was still wet; but it looks about the same after 6 hours of drying.
I don’t expect I’ll recoat this live edge (figure 2) because there’s no practical way to sand it. But it looks fine as it is: wet in the photograph, but about the same after 6 hours drying.