Things you need:
Rag (or an Artist Brush)
Rag or Cloth
Mason Jar with top
220 sand paper
Frame (I made it out of Mahogany)
I reason why I use Shellac with Mahogany is that i makes the figure stand out more then if you would use an oil.
Step 1: Finishing Wood with Shellac at Techshop
Put down Cardboard to cover the table.
I use a one to one mix of Shellac and Denatured Alcohol. The one to one mix doesn't have to be perfect, just as long as it close. When you use the one to one part the mixture, you have to apply more coats but you will get a better finish in the end. And you don't have to sand as much in between coats.