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post #1 of 4 Old 06-02-2016, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for wood type and stain suggestions

I'm gonna build a project and I liked the looks of this wood and color and wanted to know what wood to use and what type of stain or finish and gloss to use to make it look like this.
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Nice looking humidor ... Cherry? Stained out side, unstained inside and drawers? Whatever you use, the inside has to withstand the humidity and not "add" any unwanted flavors to the cigars.

Or, are you're just using the design, to make a jewelry case or something?
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You could use a lot of different species of wood as the color is artificial. If it's not handled rough alder would be my first choice. I would stain it first with a light oil based mahogany stain and when dry use a dye stain to finish that color, perhaps modern mahogany or oxblood. To achieve that glass like high gloss finish you will need to spray the finish. I would recommend sealing it with a vinyl sealer and topcoating with a gloss pre-catalyzed lacquer. http://www.mohawk-finishing.com/cata...asp?ictNbr=178
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to achieve that smooth high gloss finish, I think I would start with a closed grain wood. you will get there faster than an open grain that would need filled and sanded, maybe more than once.
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