|Forum topic by diito||posted 07-30-2014 07:43 AM||1314 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
07-30-2014 07:43 AM
I just finished a 3-in1 crib/bed build for my first:
Now comes the scary part, I need a finish. The whole thing is built from solid cherry, which I’ve never built anything of this scale out of before. I’m concerned about the blotching, the color variations from board to board becoming more obvious as the wood oxidizes with age, and in general getting it all right.
What are your bulletproof methods for getting a great looking finish on cherry?
Sapwood is not a concern, I cut that all off. I just bought a a nice Apollo ECO line 5 stage HLVP setup so I am equipped to spray… but I’ve not done it yet so I’m a rookie there. I don’t want to use lye or another chemical treatments to speed up the aging process. I’d be concerned about the safety for both the baby and me. I prefer the natural aged look of cherry though. The most common answer for getting that I see is BLO and sunlight. Right now I’m debating, open to other suggestions as well: