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Posted on Using cherry sap wood, any issues and will it stay whitish?

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#1 posted 11-09-2012 12:54 AM

Hey Russ, yes the sap wood stays almost the same color from cut to antiques roadshow.. what I have noticed is that the sapwood varies in hardness because it is so easy for it to rot, so one area can be as hard as the heartwood, but the other side be soft like pine wood. I have used a hardener on softer areas, but only for stability not for look. I often just avoid the sap wood, but there are some pieces in my condo which I loved so much I had to put them in even if a little sapwood was still there… but a PITA.. I have to go touch them up with stain every few years. There is one piece of trim I installed 9 yeas ago, the sap wood is hidden from regular view, but around the corner you see a line of creamy white… never darkened but the rest of the board is a dark rich orangey-brown.

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