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03-15-2013 11:24 AM

Topic tags/keywords: advice tip question ash cherry stain

Im just starting out with wood working and i am making an ash hallway table. I am running out of ash and I still have to do trim along the bottom of the table, but i found some cherry to use as trim. I am going to stain it a dark color, if i were to use cherry as trim could i stain the ash and cherry the same color or would a have to do a different stain on the trim. How do cherry and ash look together?
Thanks allot for the help!

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#1 posted 03-16-2013 03:40 AM

The problem with cherry is it oxidizes over time and turns very dark. While you may get very lucky and stain the wood the same color now they wouldn’t stay the same color. Sometime ash has very wide chocolate grain and cherry has tight grain with fine lines. I wouldn’t mix the two woods unless I was looking for contrast.

Search LJ’s for ash and cherry and see if you come up with anything.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#2 posted 03-16-2013 10:47 AM


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#3 posted 03-17-2013 12:20 AM

If you leave the table top natural and the cherry skirt natural the contrast of colors and texture could prove to be a great look

-- haste makes firewood.

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