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Posted on Norm Abram's favorite finish for Cherry

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#1 posted 04-16-2008 06:16 PM

I’ve often used 2 parts boiled linseed oil to 1 part turpentine, wiping a couple of coats on, then adding the clear coat of your choice: a high quality (Epiphanies) spar varnish or poly. I have a shaker end table finished in this manner a couple of years ago (I’ll post photos after I borrow a digital camera) and it has darkened very nicely. The sun will, in fact, do the job better than any stain can, because the grain and any flaming looks much deeper. On the other hand, if you leave a little sapwood in there (as I did because I was stingy with my expensive wood) it can rather scream at you. Word to the wise.

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