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I really do hate redoak…..........
The pieces just never seem to match after staining. It was minwax Puritan Pine.
But, it was the only choice I had until the local hardwood supplier returns.

I built this as a Christmas present for my Mom. Found out the secret of a stress free Christmas a few years ago. "Don't bother going out trying to find the perfect thing to buy, just build something…............anything. They will love it.

Even if the stained pieces don't match.

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You have really achieved something here. It is clear that the style is Mission, but I have never seen another piece quite like it. That is a beautiful result. Oh yeah, I like Red Oak and you made this wood sing with the color and hardware you applied.
 

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Very nice work.

I know what you mean about red oak. There can be a lot of color variations in the wood itself before you even have a chance to finish it.

You are right about building anything for Christmas. They always love it. My problem is I always want to build something for everyone and overbook myself a little bit. Oh well. Its the thought that counts, right?

Great job in the sideboard!!
 

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Your right about the gift thing except my wife wants a new camera. I can't make that. I can build a nice place to store it though. I guess I have my gift for next year.
 

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if you notice in the prefinish pic, the oak didnt match before you stained it

i wonder if using dye (instead of pigment stain) would make it easier to get the colors to match?
 

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What Mike suggests is a good idea, just take it one more step. I have had good luck with dye THEN stain on red oak. Try it on some scrap pieces first. I think you will be happy with it.
 

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Great design. Construction looks very well done also.
 

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I love your design. I know what you mean about Christmas giving. Works great in my family. I would always hope we learn from each project. Great job and I'm sure "Mom" loved it.
 

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Very impressive piece. You did a nice job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom
 

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good Job Dave looks great.
 

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A great piece of Mission furniture. I love the Mission look.
 

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Very nice. I prefer QSWO myself but stumbled into stash of PSRO that I have had sitting around for over 20 years and decided to make some A&C bookcases out of. Like Mike states above, I'm thinking using a dye as oposed to stain will allow better color control and will also not pronounce the open grain of the PSRO so much. I'll post when I reach the finishing portion.

Mom will love it for no reason other than you made it, trust me.
 
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