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#1 posted 11-23-2009 07:19 PM

Looks great a fine chest and super finish.

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#2 posted 11-23-2009 07:20 PM

Very nice

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#3 posted 11-23-2009 07:47 PM

Nice job on the blanket chest.

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#4 posted 11-23-2009 07:48 PM

Really nice design, and great color.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 01-24-2011 03:50 PM

Beautiful finish and design. Did you have to have to dye the wood prior to staining? Such a nice even blend. What kind of wood? Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 01-24-2011 09:07 PM

Hi tyka. It’s been awhile since I did this project. I recall the finish being a mixture of 3 gel stains. We were matching our current bedroom furniture for style, moulding detail, and color. They were all General Finishes products. I remember that 1 was a java stain, one was a georgian cherry, and one was an antique walnut.

It took a bit to get those mixtures right. What I did was to go to the local paint store where we have a whiz of an artist who does this sort of thing for the local cabinet makers. He took me through the steps he uses to test both mixtures (one for the ply, one for the sapele trim), and then the considerations for curing/drying.

It was quite a learning experience. Best of luck.

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