How to Finish Building a Custom Desk Hutch

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Learn how to finish building a custom desk hutch in this free DIY woodworking video. View Video Transcript

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Jon Olson

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Hi! This is Jon on behalf of Expert Village. In this video clip I will be taking you through our finishing process. Now that our stain has dried over night, we are ready to move on with our finishing process. I am going to be using a clear gloss Polyurethane. Now this is the same type of finish used on the desk so this is going to really help this hutch match the lower portion of the desk. I am going to be putting this on with a foam brush. As I put this on, I am going to use nice even strokes making sure to get good coverage. For my first coat, I am going to put this on my entire project and let it dry for 24 hours. After that, I am going to steel wool my entire project and then use a tack cloth to get off any debris that may be on top, any little flakes of polyurethane or dust. After that, I am going to put a second coat on, let that dry, steel wool it, tack cloth it, put a third coat, let that dry and that will be the end of my finishing process.