If you really want a good grounding in finishing, I highly recommend the book Understanding Wood Finishing, by Bob Flexner. I’ve read it through, and refer to it often. It will not only answer your questions, but tell you exactly why. The hardcover version is $25 at Amazon. You can save five bucks with the paperback version, but for a reference book I personally prefer hardcover.bainin wrote: ↑Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:54 pm I'm getting closer now. One thing I havent learned well is the finishing steps. In this case its 2 or 3 coats of polyurethane, but im always wondering
how much sanding between layers is required or if its necessary at all. Between each coat here-I inspected the surface for defects etc and sanded them
a little with 400 grit paper before proceeding to the next coat.