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Steamed Cherry Display Stand

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Project by David posted 05-26-2007 08:25 AM 4795 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed the steamed cherry dislay stand that I have been building for some friends in Central Oregon. I will be delivered tomorrow. It was a fun project.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 05-26-2007 10:51 AM

that wood is so beautiful.
This is a great stand – they will love it, I’m sure!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 05-26-2007 01:00 PM

Nice clean lines and nice wood.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Kaleo

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#3 posted 05-26-2007 01:46 PM

Looks really nice. I love the color of the cherry. You should display your own work in the gallery.

-- Kaleo , http://www.kalafinefurniture.com

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#4 posted 05-26-2007 03:17 PM

It’s a wonderful item. What is next?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 05-26-2007 03:56 PM

Nice work! I’ve never heard of steamed cherry. Could you fill me in on it a bit?

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mot

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#6 posted 05-26-2007 04:07 PM

Great!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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David

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#7 posted 05-26-2007 05:30 PM

Thank you all for the kind comments!

Dennis -

“Steamed Cherry” is cherry lumber that is put through a steaming process while green to darken the heartwood and move some of the red color into the sapwood. This evens out the color of the cherry between the heart and sapwood. The lumber is then kiln dried after the steaming process.

I like to use steamed cherry because of the more consistent red-brown color. My first cherry chest was made using plain cherry. Afterwards, I was not pleased with the differences in the color when it was finished. This was not apparent until the finish was applied. This doesn’t happen with the steamed cherry (which is of course more expensive!). I also check every piece before assembly by wiping down with naphtha so I can match color and grain based on how the final finish will appear. My next chest was a much more consistent finish.

Sorry for the long explanation – hope this helps demystify “steamed cherry”!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Bill

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#8 posted 05-26-2007 06:06 PM

Thanks David, I was wondering what steamed cherry meant.

Congratulations on completing this project, as well as the chests. All look wonderful.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#9 posted 05-26-2007 06:48 PM

Thanks David. I’m amazed at how much there is to learn.

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#10 posted 05-26-2007 07:05 PM

Wow David that is gorgeous, I just made a cherry bowl and I love the richness of the wood. It’s also fun to work with on the lathe it just has some different properties so it feels like your turning green wood. Again beautiful job. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Phil Brown

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#11 posted 05-26-2007 07:54 PM

Nice work David. Thanks for the technical stuff too.

-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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David

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#12 posted 05-26-2007 08:39 PM

Thanks guys!

Jockmike – some day I hope to have a lathe and I would love to turn some cherry, especially custom knobs and pulls for my projects. Somehow I will have to work out a way to get a new tool to complete a “very important” project!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#13 posted 05-27-2007 03:02 AM

Beautiful David… what a great display case. It will enhance any art placed in it. Very elegant.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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WayneC

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#14 posted 05-27-2007 03:31 AM

You could tell your wife you would sell pens at your friend’s gallery. Is that important enough?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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David

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#15 posted 05-27-2007 04:53 AM

Thank you all!

Wayne -

I like the pen idea . . .

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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