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Forum topic by Swaydog posted 03-30-2012 03:35 PM 744 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Swaydog

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03-30-2012 03:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question cherry maple finishing

I have started the finishing process for a project using both Cherry and Maple. I am planning of using a sealer coat for the cherry but want to know if I should use it on the maple as well just to keep consistent? From what I have read maple does not bloche like cherry. Any help would be great.

-- Brian


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 03-30-2012 03:50 PM

What type of finish are you going to apply after the sealer?

When in doubt, it’s always best to test your process on scraps of the project wood so you’ll know what to expect.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 03-30-2012 04:20 PM

If you don’t plan to stain the cherry you won’t have to worry about blotching. Seal them both to keep the finish even. Since both woods have a similar texture and closed grain they should take finish equally well. I have never had any problems with mixing these two woods.

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Swaydog

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#3 posted 03-30-2012 04:28 PM

Well that leads to another question. I was planning on using BLO as my finish and after some more reading I am now wondering if I need to use the sealer coat before the BLO?

-- Brian

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#4 posted 03-30-2012 04:47 PM

I would definitely not use a sealer coat prior to BLO. Oil finishes are supposed to penetrate the surface. But, again, try it on a piece of scrap to be sure you are happy with the results. FWIW, I use BLO a lot, on all types of wood, and have never used a sealer coat of any kind before applying it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Swaydog

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#5 posted 03-30-2012 05:01 PM

Thanks for the help. I think you are right about the BLO. I will try the scrap piece both ways to make sure.

-- Brian

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