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Forum topic by mjheck posted 11-08-2017 06:32 AM 994 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mjheck

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11-08-2017 06:32 AM

I’m getting ready to build a dining table out of quarter sawn white oak. I have several other white oak pieces of furniture that I want to match. In looking online and at some local stores the color that keeps coming up is Michael cherry. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find this brand anywhere. I have some ZAR and Minwax cherry but it doesn’t seem the same. Anyone have any suggestions. Thanks


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#1 posted 11-08-2017 06:40 AM

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#2 posted 11-08-2017 07:26 AM

Is that a brand name or a color? Mohawk has a color named; Designer Stain Radiant Series Michaels Cherry

http://www.mohawk-finishing.com/catalog_browse.asp?ictNbr=894

https://www.amazon.com/Designer-Stain-Radiant-Michaels-Cherry/dp/B06ZY6V1FC

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#3 posted 11-08-2017 06:20 PM

If you do go with the Mohawk product, Magic Wood Repair has lower prices than the Mohawk store, and you’ll save a few bucks on shipping. The Mohawk company store does not cater to the hobbiest, but Magic Wood Repair is a full-line Mohawk and Behlen dealer. That’s where I buy all of my Mohawk products (a LOT of them)

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#4 posted 11-09-2017 10:36 AM

I would take one of the pieces that you are trying to match to a good paint store and have them make a custom stain to match. They can get the match almost perfect, then you’ll have a good recipe for future projects. I’ve had good luck and Sherwin Williams and Hirshfields doing this. One time I brought in a piece of natural cherry and had them create a stain that would make maple look like the natural cherry and the formula that they came up with is foolproof. I wish I still had the formula, but I’m sure they could do it again.

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#5 posted 11-09-2017 01:10 PM

The Ohio Collection….
This might help, they list a “Michael’s Cherry” plus a lot more for oak.
http://www.woodwrightfinish.com/stains-ohio_collection.htm

peace, T

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#6 posted 11-10-2017 06:42 AM

Thanks for all the advice. Rich, I ordered some today from Magic Wood Repair. Thanks for the lead.

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