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Delano

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285 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question red oak finishing

Hi all -

it’s been a long time but I’m back in the garage and working on a dresser. I went with red oak and, though not finished yet, am starting to look at finish options. I’m wondering if any of these ‘colors’ are possible on red oak and, if so, which ones and, even more importantly, how to achieve any of them. As you’ll see I tend to lean more towards the more ‘natural’ or even ‘bleached’ look over the normal reddish/orange tint that is used on red oak. Thanks so much for your help!

http://www.prestigefurniture.co.uk/p...f-drawers.html

http://www.easyfurn.co.uk/Cambridge-...w-Chest-CO5108

http://www.cotswoldco.com/bedroom-fu...st-of-drawers/

http://www.decorpad.com/photo.htm?ph...elatedPhotoId=


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#1 posted 285 days ago

Delano, none of the links worked for me. :(

-- Art

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#2 posted 285 days ago

I don’t see anything on the links either.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 284 days ago

I am only able to see the one from Prestige, however, I would suggest that you decide on the finish you want then go to a reputable finishing store with a sample of your red oak. They should have a finisher’s color wheel and be able to suggest how you can get the color you want. Then make samples until you are satisfied with your results. Sorry I couldn’t offer anything specific.

-- Art

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#5 posted 282 days ago

Art, thanks for the suggestion. I didn’t realize such a thing existed so I will definitely look into that.

thanks again!

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#6 posted 282 days ago

Delano
yes any of those colors are possible,some look like they just have a clear coat on them and for those that have added color I like general finishes dye/stain, you can thin it down and keep adding coats until you obtain the color you want. Of course you want to keep track on how much you thin it and how many coats you put on. You need to do all that on a sample board of the same wood before you do it on your dresser.
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=general+finishes+dye+stain&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=30199591787&hvpos=1s1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=336832842869899774&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_2t671lpwu1_b

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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