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Now do a hanging cabinet cherry wood, I can not decide how to paint or just varnish coating …
-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac
Jul 04, 2013
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#1 posted 07-03-2013 09:53 PM
You do beautiful work. It would be a shame to cover this with paint. I vote for varnish :).
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green
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#2 posted 07-03-2013 10:25 PM
Yes, I vote for something that will let the wood/grain show through.
-- Don, Royersford, PA
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#3 posted 07-04-2013 01:06 AM
Beautiful cabinet. Let the beauty of the wood show, go with the varnish.
-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln
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#4 posted 07-04-2013 01:11 AM
Very nice work, I would go with polyurethane so you can see the grain. I agree with luv2learn that it would be a shame to paint over cherry. Mike
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#5 posted 07-04-2013 01:33 AM
Beautiful cabinet- I agree -do not paint it.
-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein
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#6 posted 07-04-2013 01:39 AM
Very nice job.
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#7 posted 07-04-2013 02:31 AM
This cabinet has beautiful lines and the wood grain to intensify the lines. A clear finish will complement the architectural lines!!!! Nicely done!
-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"
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#8 posted 07-04-2013 02:41 AM
Wow that is beautiful…can’t wait to see pics of it completed…great work.
-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....
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#9 posted 07-04-2013 03:17 AM
A really great piece. Well done.
-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.
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#10 posted 07-04-2013 03:51 AM
Great work. What was used to make all the profiles?
-- Michael Garrett
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#11 posted 07-04-2013 04:05 AM
Beautiful work VanzemaljacNot the type of cabinet often seen .Don’t spoil it with paint ,lets see it completed with a clear finish !!!!!!!
-- Kiefer 松
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#12 posted 07-04-2013 04:20 AM
Awesome project! I’d sand it to 320 or 400 grit and finish it with oil and wax. That will give it a great look and it will be irresistibly smooth to touch. The cherry will turn many shades darker with exposure to sunlight over time. Boiled linseed oil turns to a beautiful color and is easy enough to work with.
-- Mark, Minnesota
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#13 posted 07-04-2013 07:48 AM
Very beautiful cabinet. Whatever finish you decide on, I’m sure it will turn out great.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
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#14 posted 07-04-2013 11:54 AM
STUNNING WORK IT WOOD BE CRIMINAL TO PAINT IT…... FRENCH POLISH OR TUNG OIL OR VARNISH. OF COARSE IT WOOD LOOK GREAT WITH PAINT BUT THIS IS TOP CLASS WORK AND BEAUTIFUL TIMBER SO SHOW IT OFF IT DESERVES IT..
-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.
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#15 posted 07-04-2013 03:27 PM
I love the design of this!
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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