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Project by JSJWood posted 586 days ago 780 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bathroom Magazine Rack – American Cherry. Undecided on how to finish. Thinking just a clear poly, keep it light and shiny ?

-- Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison





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Cosmicsniper

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#1 posted 586 days ago

Very nice. Yep, clear poly is all I’d do. The cherry will darken up over time.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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Dick

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#2 posted 586 days ago

I generally go for a clear finish. I think it preserves the natural beauty of the wood. Satin or gloss is the question. I often use Danish or Tung or for low glosss finish also. Nice rack! Will it mount on the wall or sit on the counter?

-- Dick

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 586 days ago

Nice looking piece. I agree on finish. Keep it simple.

-- 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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JSJWood

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#4 posted 586 days ago

Mounts to the wall for easy access from the drivers seat. :)
Thanks guys – going to go with a clear finish.

-- Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 586 days ago

Looks like a cool design

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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RogerM

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#6 posted 586 days ago

Minwax cherry stain followed by dilute Zinsser Bullseye SealCoat (thinned with equal parts alcohol) then wipe on poly thinned with an equal part of mineral spirits. Apply finishing wax with 0000 steel wool and buff.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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MasterSergeant

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#7 posted 586 days ago

Good JOB! I need one just like that ;-)

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Sawdust

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#8 posted 585 days ago

Maloof Poly/Oil mixture -available from Rockler or Highland Hardware. Takes several coats to build up a finish, but it really looks great on cherry. Easy to apply with a rag in a circular motion, wait about 10 minutes and wipe off the excess.

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