I am about to finish a desk which is made of 3/4 cherry VC ply for the top. I have concerns about the cherry darkening over time since this desk will be exposed to a lot of sunlight. I would like for the color to remain the same. Anyone have a suggestion? Thanks.
Welcome to the FOG.
In my experience with cherry, over time there will be a shift in color especially with a lot of sunlight.
Yes, different coatings with UV protectors will help.......but shifts to varying degrees will occur.
What Pedro stated about color changes is very true, make samples......wait a few days.
If this is for a client (or your wife), inform them that over time there is the possibility of shadowing occurring
under the desk objects over time. Such as desk blotters, pencil boxes, etc.
(again, if it is for a client, put it in writing (after telling) them at the bottom of your bill - keep a copy)