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Forum topic by Tyler Hicken posted 11-16-2012 03:04 PM 933 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tyler Hicken

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11-16-2012 03:04 PM

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My sister just moved into a new home and is in need of a new entertainment center. We have gone back on forth on the design and now she has decided what she wants the finish to look like. She sent me a picture (see below) of a different entertainment center with the finish that she liked. I wanted to pick your brains to see if anyone could help identify what finish was used and what wood for that matter. Thanks…

-- Tyler Hicken - Herriman, Utah

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#1 posted 11-16-2012 07:25 PM

Chestnut stain (Minwax) on pecan (not hickory) rotary cut veneers with a lacquer topcoat??? I added ‘not hickory’ because some suppliers substitute it for pecan.

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#2 posted 11-16-2012 07:35 PM

Interesting, I wonder if my dealer has pecan…

-- Tyler Hicken - Herriman, Utah

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#3 posted 11-16-2012 09:49 PM

I’d have nightmares if I had to build that thing.

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#4 posted 11-16-2012 10:05 PM

Looks like a glazed finish from the picture. Stained with a base color and sealed probably with a lacquer sealer. Then a darker glaze was used to highlight all the details on the doors, drawer fronts, moldings, etc. You can spray or wipe the dark glace on the then wipe off as much as you like to create the dark in all the corners of the doors,etc. When you get the final look you’re looking for, then you can spray a clear top coat. ( probably lacquer).

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#5 posted 11-16-2012 10:06 PM

If I was going to try and get that color ,I would try a mixture of medium brown and amber General Finishes dye/stain
It’s great to work with ,you can thin it down and keep adding coats to get the shade you want it because each coat makes it darker unlike stains.

Here’s a color chart click on it to make it larger. Maybe you would choose different colors?

Of course it’s best to try it out on a sample board first.

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#6 posted 11-17-2012 02:35 AM

Thankfully I’m not building the ec pictured. That would be a nightmare. They just liked the color.

-- Tyler Hicken - Herriman, Utah

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