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Forum topic by Vedder posted 03-24-2016 03:50 PM 460 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Vedder

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03-24-2016 03:50 PM

Im building some birch cabinets and still trying get Ideas on what to use. Was thinking using dewaxed shellac or tung oil. I want to keep the natural finish but want to darken it up a little bit to match my walls made out of pine plywood. Kind of a amber color. I want to stay away from stain. Any ideas would be helpful and if anyone has pictures that would help too. Thanks for the help


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#1 posted 03-24-2016 04:35 PM

MinWax natural stain or a 50/50 mix of BLO and MS will amber it up a bit and pop the grain differential. Then I like MinWax wipe on oil based Poly.

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#2 posted 03-24-2016 05:56 PM

Birch is one of those woods that love to blotch ,Check out Charles Neil’s Blotch control before applying another finish on it.

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#3 posted 03-24-2016 09:34 PM

Amber shellac, don’t fall for the spam promoting glue sizing.

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#4 posted 03-24-2016 10:35 PM

You will find some good suggestions here. HTH

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