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Finished this Cherry wood project a couple of months ago - was very interesting & challenging. I used a project out of WoodSmith mag for a dresser chest & my wife wanted me to cut down on ALL dimensions (was a late Christmas gift!) so it took a while to revise all dimensions. First time for using a wood dyes - I was skeptical at first but it turned out pretty good.

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Nice work, although it looks like 12 drawers to me…
 

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Very nice.
Well done.
 

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Looks nice. The cherry turned out beautifully.
 

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Looks good. Cherry is a nice wood to work with and looks good when finished.
Plans are made to give you something to change from and you did a good job on the changes.
 

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love it - great job - the color combo is done perfectly
 

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Very nice. Like the contrasting color of the base and top.
 

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great job, looks really nice!
 

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That's a great piece, I'll bet you had fun on that. I too like the contrast of colors.
 

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Would you share what dyes you used and your overall finish plan?

Great work.

-Brian
 

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Sorry for long delay in sharing the finish on this project - been out of pocket for the last couple of weeks.

I used a Minwax Cherry wood 50/50 mix of stain & Gel stain for the cabinet. For the top & base (and drawer handles), I used a 4:1 ratio of Natural Antique Cherry dye to Honey Amber Maple dye mixture (in 12 oz of warm water). The final finish involved 4 coats of Polyurethane sanding between coats.

Hope that helps.

--Don
 
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