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Forum topic by Michigander posted 05-15-2012 08:23 PM 951 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Michigander

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05-15-2012 08:23 PM

I am building a cherry TV Console which I plan to put a solid cherry top on. The picture attached is of the 3 boards that I was planning to use. As I am a rookie, I need some advise. You will notice the board closest to the camera has curls like you see in tiger maple. When this is die stained, will the curl blotch and ruin the top. you notice the other 2 boards don’t have as much curl as the first board. All 3 have nice grain but the 2 other boards have little curl. Should I stain seal (Charles Neil’s is what I was planning to use on the carcass as the plywood is very blotchy (not curly). I wetted the 3 boards so you could see the curl. It is not nearly as pronounced when dry.
Will the toip look odd with 1 curly board and 2 that are not. Will stain seal ruin a nice curly board???
Help!
John


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#1 posted 05-15-2012 10:15 PM

1 curly board would look funny with 2 plain boards. Do you have a third plain board you can use? I work with figured wood all the time. You want the curl to show off, so it is a form of blotching. bob

-- Bob www.bobkloes.com

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#2 posted 05-15-2012 10:34 PM

i’m with Bob all or nothing. I bet Bob has some more curly cherry he might sell you.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-15-2012 11:22 PM

Thanks Guys.
Bob, Thats the only cherry I have. If I get more curly to match the first board would using Charles NEil’s blotch control ruin the curly effect? As I said I was planning to use it on the carcase as the plywood is very prone to blotching. If I use it on the carcase and not on the top will I have trouble matching the intensity of the colors top vs the carcase. What would you suggest?
Thanks,
John

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#4 posted 05-15-2012 11:50 PM

That’s what CN blotch control does, is even out the color but still lets the figure show through.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 05-16-2012 05:09 PM

But it will subdue the figure. It blocks the dye from getting too far into the figure. Its great stuff for regular woods and plywoods. I would try and find another piece of plain cherry where you got the last ones. I can sell you a piece of curly cherry, but its not inexpensive as regular cherry. bob

-- Bob www.bobkloes.com

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