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jay 127/02/2009 18:12:14
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nearly finished a cherry table small bit of sanding to do looking for a good finish to keep it as natural as possible any tips i was thinking of using sanding sealer but i want to give it some protection as well  
Olly Parry-Jones27/02/2009 18:45:44
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Hi Jay,
 
Is this American Cherry or English? Sanding sealer is good as it won't darken the timber like an oil finish. It's also very easy to apply, although you may find it easier to thin it down slightly if you're using the cellulose-based stuff.
 
Axminster stock a good range of finishes; might be worth a browse if you're short on ideas.
 
You could add a coat or two of lacquer after the sealer. There's no reason why you can't apply wax straight on top either. I really like Chestnut's Wood Wax 22.
jay 128/02/2009 16:03:27
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thanks opj ill try that if it works out ill post a pic
Blondy_UK28/11/2009 14:55:38
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hi Jay 1, how did the table come out? i am looking for a finish for two european cherry table inserts that slide into a small beech lounge table that i have made. I got the idea from a book on weekend routing projects (it took a bit longer than a weekend to finish it though).
 
In the book i think American cherry was used and it looks a lot more red than my european stuff, i have applied a coat of sanding sealer to the whole thing and was wondering whether to slightly colour the cherry or finish it the same as the beech.
 
Any ideas would be welcome. thanks Paul
jay 128/11/2009 20:27:37
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never finished the table sold it to a friend he wanted to french polish it his self but i am making another one at the moment the wife saw the last one so have to make her one

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