|Forum topic by Ron Ramsey||posted 09-28-2011 08:29 PM||5181 views||2 times favorited||6 replies|
09-28-2011 08:29 PM
I just did a test last night fuming four pieces of White Oak: 2,4,6, & 8 hours. The differences between the two hour pieces was subtle. The 8 hour piece and the unfumed sample, obviously, were the most distinct. I’m gearing up to build a set of kitchen style cabinetry for our newly remodeled basement serving area. I have three questions. Any expertise or experience that can save me time, material and headaches (that ammonia is nasty stuff) will be greatly appreciated.
1. Will plywood veneered by the manufacturer fume the same as the solid lumber pieces?
2. Will the thickness of the wood change the effect of the fuming?
The insides of the cabinets will be pre-finished 1/2” plywood. The face frames will be rift-sawn white oak and the doors will be Shaker style with 3/4” rift sawn rails and stiles with 3/8” quarter sawn panels.
I’ve read several articles and they all saw something different: oil, varnish, shellac, poly . . . . take your pick.
4. Are there some finishes that are preferred and some to stay away from for kitchen cabinets?
The cabinets will be used mostly for storing serving dishes, plates, glasses, etc. Not much in the way of pantry items.
5. My wife and daughter want the bar made from the same wood, i.e., probably rift sawn white oak. I’m thinking of edge gluing rift sawn boards (1 1/2”), similar to a work bench top, to make up the top. Any recommendations on that strategy or a preferred finish?
I’m looking forward to hearing your replies. Thanks
-- Ron Ramsey, Rochester Hills,