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post #1 of 9 Old 04-26-2011, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Cherry Wine Rack

What's a good finish for cherry?

I really want to bring out the natural warmth of the wood so I'm not going to stain it just want a good durable clear coat. This is a wedding gift for my sister in June so I don't want a lengthy finishing process.

How does Tung Oil look on cherry? Anyone try this yet or is this a no no?
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I never tried tung oil on cherry. You might want to try one of the wipe on poly's from general finishes. Goes on easy and if you follow the directions, turns out very well.
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I'm with MIke. Wipe on Poly, easy to apply, nice finish and easily maintained if need be.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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1+ on Firehawk's comments, Satin gel is hard to screwup and gloss is a little harder but turns out great-Good luck and lets see some pic's when you are done.
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I agree with Mike, too. But I've also had pretty good luck with "Danish oil" on cherry.
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Thanks guys! I've used wipe-on polys on numerous occasions which I am very comfortable with, I wanted to try something new. I will try the Danish Oil on a piece of scrap and see how that tuns out, thanks!

I really do need to post some pictures of the things I have finished with the help of you forum friends....once I figure out how to!
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The tung oil will look great and allow the cherry to age naturally gaining that familiar patina. The problem is, it needs to be renewed from time to time so for gifts, a wipe on poly is always a good route to go!

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Thanks! If I know my sister maintaining the wine rack will be very low on her to-do list! I believe I will stick with the wipe-on poly.

Maybe I will try the Tung Oil or Danish Oil on a smaller project for myself to see how it turns out and I will be able to maintain it better.

Thanks Guys!
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What is the process for the wipe on poly for cherry?? Diluted or full strength??
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