I am building a closet organizer using plywood. I want to put a clear finish over the plywood to protect it. I am going with either Shellac or Water-based Polyurethane to avoid the nasty smell.
I would like to know, in your experience, how many coats is needed for such application? This is not high used furniture like tables. Just looking for reasonable protection while minimizing the time for finishing. There are lots of panels to cover thus you can imagine if I can do one less coat, it’s lots of time saved.