Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Northern Wisconsin
Brazilian Cherry and Red Oak Question
I am getting close to the finishing stages of a crib I'm building for my son. He is growing fast and soon will outgrow the bassinet we are using. I have a lot of questions about how to proceed.
At any rate, the crib is a combination of brazilian cherry and red oak. I know both have fairly open pores.
My plan is to stain with a natural stain to bring out the color of the wood. Final finish poly/shellac whatever I haven't decided on.
I have used Timbermate water based wood filler as a grain filler before with pretty good results. If needed I could do that here.
My current plan is to grain fill and then stain with natural stain.
I was thinking about using wipe on poly. However, with all the slats and many pieces this is probably going to be a pain, but better than brushing.
I do have a Graco Magnum dx sprayer I've used for painting but I'm not so sure it is a good idea for clear.
So, I'm looking for suggestions on whether or not I need to fill the grain. Whether to use oil or water based natural stain. What type of clear to use and can it be brushed, or maybe sprayed with the sprayer I have.
Thank you for your help. I'll post a picture what I get something assembled.