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    oak and cherry coat rack

    Made these for a friend. Top one is oak and the bottom is cherry. These are from some trees that I have milled. The cherry has a little bit of curl.

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    Beauties, John. I'm partial to the cherry one though

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    nice work, Im with ted on the cherry one also.
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    Looking good. I think the cherry is winning votes due to the material being more visually interesting. The oak appears very uniform (which is not a bad thing) but, the pic looks a little dark too. Regardless of preference, both pieces will make a fine looking addition to any wall.
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    I like them both, nicely done John

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    Nice job on both, John. What did you use to color the oak?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Nice job on both, John. What did you use to color the oak?
    Thanks all.

    The oak looks darker than it is. I used a mix of transtint mission brown and reddish brown first, then sealed it with a thinned coat of shellac. Then a coat of antique walnut gel stain, then several coats of lacquer.

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    They are both beautiful but I'm gonna cast a lone vote for the oak! A little out of character since I'm usually not a fan of oak because it's so.... traditional looking but with that finish, I love it! Great job!

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