The choice - Armoire no stain

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 764 days ago 647 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

From my previous post, the customer decided to go with just polyurethane and not stain.

To address Teds question of “what’s wrong with stain?” Nothing at all. However if the wood is capable of displaying itself , then I prefer not to. I am just a natural kind of guy.

I am much happier with my work in this Armoire than the last one. My assembly I believe is greatly improved. I still need to work harder on finishing. More sanding. It really stands out after the poly is on.

Thanks for looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#1 posted 764 days ago

I like it natural also. You can see the life in that wood

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#2 posted 763 days ago

To each their own but let me see some REAL wood, no veneers or dyes…...........

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#3 posted 763 days ago

Natural is sometimes the best thing.

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at & also follow me on twitter

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#4 posted 763 days ago

Good job and I much prefer the natural look of the wood too! You did a great job on this one.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 763 days ago

Glad you went with the clear coat and preserved that cool color. I used to dread sanding/finishing until Rance turned me on to Abranet. Now it is so fast that I don’t dread it at all. The drum sander to 120 before assembly saves hours of sanding as well.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 763 days ago

I’m with the posters here. Nothing wrong with stain, or even paint, but I like wood just like it comes out of the box. Oops, off the tree, I mean.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#7 posted 760 days ago

Nice, can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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