What looks better?

I am refinishing my kitchen cabinets. What looks better (richer, glamorous, expensive, sophisticated etc.): Volatile lacquer, water-based lacquer, oil-based polyurethane or water based polyurethane?
Sounds silly, but, with all the work involved I want to get the most bang for my labors.
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Walter
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Silly boy. Ask your wife-- whatever she thinks is the way to go...
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Very good advice. Have pieces of simular scrape wood and do costing tests. Since I've been married, I've not had to think for myself ever again. :p
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| >I am refinishing my kitchen cabinets. What looks better (richer, glamorous, | >expensive, sophisticated etc.): Volatile lacquer, water-based lacquer, | >oil-based polyurethane or water based polyurethane? | > | > Sounds silly, but, with all the work involved I want to get the most bang | > for my labors. | > | > -- | > Walter | > www.rationality.net | > - | > | |
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I agree with 'ask your wife'. And if she's not sure- follow this advice;
A million years ago I was having some brick work done. The mason asked how I wanted the mortar joints to look and showed me three choices. I asked if there was any difference other than esthetics and was assured there wasn't. So I got SWMBO to get her opinion. Her question was. . . "How would they have done it in a colonial house?" [we liked to think we were 'decorating' more or less on a colonial theme]
The mason never blinked-- 'Back in colonial times, ma'am, the mason would show the lady of the house a few different choices and she'd pick one.' So that's what we did-- just like they did in colonial days. [as far as the mason knew, anyway]
Nobody but you knows what 'looks good' to you. Nor does anyone know what your labor / cash / esthetics ratios are. [I prefer hand rubbed lacquer, myself-- but my cabinets have polyurethane on them. Some things aren't worth the money or sweat.]
Jim
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