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Offline Anna321

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Maple kitchen cabinets
« on: November 28, 2017, 07:02 PM »
I have found a new way to use my festools, I am refinishing old kitchen cabinets for my dauhter’s house. i used my rotex, finishing sander, sandpaper, 80,120 grit. the cabinets are solid maple, no knots, they look beautiful. They were not all evenly worn, stained, some had very dark stains. I am wondering how to varnish them. I read about putting a sealer first. the cabinets are for my daughter’s kitchen.

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Maple kitchen cabinets
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 07:07 PM »
How are you applying the finish?

Tom

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Maple kitchen cabinets
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 07:49 PM »
Your first post did not mention stain.

Sanding sealer, then stain, sanding sealer, topcoat.

Cherry is naturally very light brown.

Is this the color you're looking for.

Tom

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Maple kitchen cabinets
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 08:15 PM »
This album has photos of maple cabinets stained to match existing cherry cabinets.

Didn't realize I did these 7 years ago. How time flies.

https://get.google.com/albumarchive/103951539473323155875/album/AF1QipMW8u9M7jWJLGsq9OajEJtGZ1d8MsFVOYdmgvxH

Tom

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Maple kitchen cabinets
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 01:25 PM »
Nice work Tom!

The finish certainly looks like cherry from this distance.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Maple kitchen cabinets
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 08:09 PM »
Hi,

I didn’t think you could ever get maple to look like cherry wood, very nice work. Could you tell me name of product you used?

Thank’s Anna

Both were dyed with Trans Tint dyes mixed in denatured alcohol.

The darker one is 6 ounces of Mission Brown and 2 ounces of Black per gallon of DNA. Coats applied were 5 to 7 depending on how the dye was accepted. Below are pine doors in the same room, they match exactly. Some areas did have to be worked with an airbrush. I made and finished these pieces 1100 miles from where they were being installed. I mixed the color from a picture and memory of seeing a piece I had to match twice. Everyone was amazed at the match, couldn't have got it closer if I had the piece right next to me.

The lighter color I don't recall the formula completely, I do recall the base tint was Golden Brown.

Below is a vanity. That is the color of cherry with nothing but clear waterborne finish.

Another picture of the dark vanity.

Tom

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Maple kitchen cabinets
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 08:10 PM »
Nice work Tom!

The finish certainly looks like cherry from this distance.

Thank you.

Tom

Offline JBag09

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Re: Maple kitchen cabinets
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 08:41 PM »
Wow, Tom! That looks great! Cabinetry and finish are top notch


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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Maple kitchen cabinets
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2017, 09:17 PM »
If you look carefully at the dark vanity towers, bottom corners, mirror side, you may be able to see the switches and receptacles for the vanity. I had them custom made to match the finish.

I'll have the customer take a video of the doors opening. The lights go no in the towers as the door is opened.

Tom

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Maple kitchen cabinets
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2017, 09:17 PM »
Wow, Tom! That looks great! Cabinetry and finish are top notch


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Thank you.

Tom

Offline Getmaverick

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Re: Maple kitchen cabinets
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2017, 08:11 AM »
Have you used any Sherwood Dye Tom?  It can be mixed same as TransTint and is cheaper per oz.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Maple kitchen cabinets
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2017, 06:28 PM »
Have you used any Sherwood Dye Tom?  It can be mixed same as TransTint and is cheaper per oz.

I did not know of the brand. I'll look into it, thanks.

Tom