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I was able to complete the finishing over Father's Day weekend. I decided not to use any dyes or stains on this project. The varnish darkened it up just the right amount and with the natural darkening of the cherry this ought to match th other pieces nicely. I put on 4 coats of wipe on varnish and rubbed out each coat with 0000 steel wool. It turned out very smooth.

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very nice…i love the final color…
 

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Very nice. You're right about the color. It looks fantastic. Can you talk a little about the construction? How is the top made? Are the side panels solid wood or ply? Thanks!
 

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Fantastic piece! You were right not to mess with the color.. perfect as is.

I think the wheels are a bit clunky, though. :)
 

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Great job on the book case. I like the color the way it is.
 

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Another vote for "let the wood and finish do the work!" Your case is very nice.
 

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I like to leave Cherry alone. It's easy to mess up the colors, let nature take its course.

Great piece. Great job.
 

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Doctor, this is a lovely piece. I really like the mitered top border and the way the top. Nice work.
 

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Thanks everyone for your considerate comments. I really appreciate the support.

Mot, the top is cherry veneered plywood wrapped with solid cherry with a shadow line in between to disguise the joint. The plan came from Woodsmith issue 155. The case and sides are plywood with a cherry face frame and molding. The biggest lesson I learned from this project was to make sure the edges and corners are perfectly straight and square. It really takes the frustration out of the assembly.
 

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Very nice, you are very talented. jockmike
 

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I really like the look you acccomplised on the sides and the wood grain and mitered top fits like a glove.
 

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Nice finished product. I see your sons have been letting you help out in "your shop"
 

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Nice piece of furniture. In particular, I like the way you did the side and top.
 

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Looks really good. The finish looks great.
 

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i love the finish! looks like a winner to me! good job!
 

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wow thats nice! thanks for the comment concerning guitars :)
 
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