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I'm building a cabinet that I want to finish a dark cherry color. I'm thinking pre-finished plywood because the interior color matches the existing cabinets and it seems like I could save a fair bit of time.

But i've got a couple of questions.

I've never stained a cabinet, everything I've done has been painted and much less intimidating. I can find Birch and Maple prefin locally but from what i understand, Maple doesn't stain well. How does Birch handle it?

Also, common sense tells me that I should make the drawer fronts from the same material I make the body out of to get a consistent grain. Is that the case or can I mix materials?

I'm also running across 1 and 2 sided pre fin, does that mean just what it says? Are both sides finished on the 2 sided ply?

I know these may seem like newb questions... but I'm a newb :)

Thanks
 

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Thanks Fred,

I'll have to go take a look at what my local yard has. It may be that pre-finished is not the right material for this job, I guess it's not what I thought it was. I was thinking it would be a time saver but in this application, maybe not.

Thanks again.
 
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