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Posted on I need help identifying how this buffet was finished.

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#1 posted 08-01-2011 11:41 PM

This one shouldn’t be to difficult. Planing the wood smooth would be first and foremost. To achieve the texture a few good whacks with a chain of larger links would be sufficient. A scratch awl would be most useful to achieve the small worm like holes. A stiff wire brush come in handy in a few areas. Once you think the distress is sufficient next we move on to stain. A golden oak stain is a great starting point then add some Dark brown or van dye brown tint to your base stain to achieve the right tone your looking for, but note that these tints are strong and will move the golden oak to a darker tone in a hurry so go light a couple of drops at a time. The finish on your cabinet photo appears to be a satin polyurethane. Also note that the poly will give the golden oak a yellow amber affect to the cabinet as well so go easy on the tinting. This should help you get on your way, any question pm ….good luck Blkcherry

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