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Forum topic by doyoulikegumwood posted 06-23-2007 06:09 PM 726 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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doyoulikegumwood

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06-23-2007 06:09 PM

ok i know im not really elaqunt in my posts but ill do my best. I like to work with popler as a primary wood I like to do this cuz it can really put your finshing skills to work. what spured me into this thread is for the last week ive been trying and trying to get a peace for my mother inlaw to clear coat. any one who has ever worked on staining popler knows that this stuff will take gallons of the stuff and it still ends up uneven and pre staine dose nothing. well i have the cure for this and of corse i for got all about it went into town and bought me some stain and off i went im on day 4 and still un even. the best way to get an even staining on popler is with oil based die not with oil based stain i know this ive delt with this many many time but still went out and bought stain doh. but all is not lost what ill have to do to get an even coler is put on a coat of shalac and then use a gel ontop of that and then poly ontop of that but i thought id post this thread if any one wanted the long hard way of finishing popler or the short way.

long way oil based stain, shalac, gel staine to even out the color, poly or laquer to protect

short way oil baseed die, poly or laquer toprotect

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johnnybwood

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#1 posted 06-23-2007 07:14 PM

This is good stuff. I like to work with poplar, too, but for budget reasons. It’s always bothered me that I couldn’t quite get the finish results that I wanted. I’m in the middle of a project now and will use your tips when I stain it. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Thanks again.

-- JWB

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mot

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#2 posted 06-23-2007 07:18 PM

Great info! We call poplar, “Alberta Mahogany.” It’s a weed around here and makes a great secondary wood for drawer carcases and dust frames, but also makes a really nice primary wood for home projects. The finishing tips are great!

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#3 posted 06-23-2007 08:53 PM

thanks guys just tring to be helpfull ill post some peices when ever i get my camra working i have one that should look like cherry when im dun with it

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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