Looks great, though I can't see it in full color... my old monitor is
about to give out... new one on the way.
The grain seems to be well visible. I've understood an oil or oil
based finish enhances the grain on cherry. I've delayed work on my
cherry entertainment center, because of cold weather, and I'm
interested in the grain being well seen. I haven't tested any
finishes, yet. I was initially thinking of applying BLO as a first
coat, for that grain enhancement, but with further research, I'm
thinking maybe not, after all. BLO might not be the best first-coat
finish, since it seems to darken on other woods I've finished
(blackens on old cypress). So I'm looking for an alternative and
still get good grain visibility and also retain good cherry color,
after final finishing (sprayed lacquer is the plan). Would a sprayed
oil poly, topped with lacquer, be better/best? I've never built a
major piece, as this, using cherry, so working with cherry is a bit
new for me, this way.
I've never used that combination of finish, however I have used tung
oil followed by poly. I think I am getting very lazy with finishing
these days. I just whip out the spray gun and fill with poly. Pain-
free finish with nice results.
On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:39:31 -0600, the infamous Chris Friesen
Cons: I'm not much of a fan of flutes (hides grain ;) and I'm
definitely not a fan of that finish, especially when refinishing.
"Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt."
-- Clarence Darrow
The trim goes around the perimeter of the bottom shelf. The bottom
shelf rests on the front and back rail and ledgers left right. There
was a little gap left right that I wanted to hide. The trim
accomplished this task.
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