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so I found a guy that lives down the road from me that was selling some cherry boards. I went and looked and they were beautiful. 5/4 jointed and planed. I got some for 2 dollars a board foot, seem to good of an opportunity to pass up. I would like to build a simple desk for school work. I want to accent the cherry around the edges with another wood. I want something darker, I was thinking Walnut. What do you guys think is a good compliment to cherry? also do you think it was a good deal I have only been doing this a few months. I have never really bought cherry, but i had some given to me a few months ago. thanks
 

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If you want dark - yes walnut is a great choice. As for the price - last week I bought 10ft of 4/4 X 8 - S4S cherry and paid $54... you got a fantastically great buy! Expect to pay a lot more in the future.
 

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Have made some projects out of cherry and walnut they go great together.
Cherry over the years ages beautifully as the patina goes that deep colour. Learned the hard way not to put cherry in the full sun as it went almost blond from direct sun over many years in the sunny south picture window, BIG mistake.
 

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Have made some projects out of cherry and walnut they go great together.
Cherry over the years ages beautifully as the patina goes that deep colour. Learned the hard way not to put cherry in the full sun as it went almost blond from direct sun over many years in the sunny south picture window, BIG mistake.
How sould I finish it?
 

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How sould I finish it?
I'm not a great expert on finishing, but if you're like me then you'll like Danish Oil or General Finishes Arm R Seal if you need something a little tougher. Both can be wiped on with a rag and won't change the color of the wood beyond making it a little darker. Some items I finish with mineral oil and paste wax. The important part is to practice on some scraps before you try it on your project.
 

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I'm not a great expert on finishing, but if you're like me then you'll like Danish Oil or General Finishes Arm R Seal if you need something a little tougher. Both can be wiped on with a rag and won't change the color of the wood beyond making it a little darker. Some items I finish with mineral oil and paste wax. The important part is to practice on some scraps before you try it on your project.
Ok thanks thats what im looking for I like the color of the wood I dont want to change it too much
 
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