Cherry Armoire

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Project by milehigh posted 04-30-2009 12:26 AM 1676 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built a matching armoire and dresser from a a woodsmith plan. Had one heck of a time with staining the armoire. The sides were from 3/4 ply that was highly figured,but light colored cherry. The rails and door stiles were from a very red colored cherry board. And the door panels were 1/4 ply offcuts that i had got from a cabinet shop and had a green cast to it. Ended up with 3 different stains to blend.


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#1 posted 04-30-2009 01:33 AM

Very well done. Good matching the stains too.


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#2 posted 04-30-2009 01:57 AM

That is superb work..matching a stain is almost impossible in my book so all credit to you.
Well done.

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#3 posted 04-30-2009 02:59 AM

I really like the look and color of the cherry. Very nice lines.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#4 posted 04-30-2009 03:15 AM

They look great stain and all. Are those cup hinges ?

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#5 posted 04-30-2009 03:56 AM

Fantastic job, great workmanship!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#6 posted 04-30-2009 04:03 AM

Congratulations! Everything matches. Great workmanship.

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#7 posted 04-30-2009 05:01 AM

Very nice. I like the sideboard especially.

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#8 posted 04-30-2009 02:54 PM

Nice looking pieces. You did a beautiful job on them. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#9 posted 04-30-2009 02:57 PM

Very Nice Looking Furniture! Thanks for posting.

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#10 posted 04-30-2009 03:32 PM

Hey… did a great job!

Robin Renee’


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#11 posted 04-30-2009 04:15 PM

Paul, these are beautiful pieces. I really enjoy the color and warmth that cherry gives to a piece of furniture. Nice job on blending the wood colors as well.

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#12 posted 04-30-2009 05:28 PM

Thanks for all the positive comments guys. Yes they are cup hinges Jim. I used one color of gelstain for the hardwood,added some darker gel stain for the 3/4 ply, and borrowed some artist colors from the neighbor to blend in the 1/4 ply panels.


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#13 posted 04-30-2009 06:31 PM

is that a shellac washcoat and gel stain glaze? that is what i’ve done with great success.

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#14 posted 04-30-2009 07:44 PM

Good catch Skeeter. It sure softens the splotching when you take that approach.


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