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    I’m making a few pieces to help expand my nephews kitchen,using white oak he and his dad cut several years ago off their farm.nice stuff,I’ve had a couple pieces in my shop about four years,skip planned it back then and stikered Click image for larger version  Name:	850199BA-3D4E-41A0-9950-4FE8FE52207B.jpeg Views:	0 Size:	1.75 MB ID:	1312669 Click image for larger version  Name:	674606EE-018A-404C-AD51-FA5D07801F8E.jpeg Views:	0 Size:	1.88 MB ID:	1312670 it,still straight as a arrow.was in their barn about seven years before that.its heavy and a bear to work,but what beautiful wood
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    White Oak really is beautiful. It has a smell that is very distinctive when being machined.
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      I love the grain, color & smell of white oak.
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        I like it when it's kept not too dark and looks quite natural like this desk. Click image for larger version

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          Great choice for the drawer front with its figure pointing to the handle.
          Kayak Jim and John Bartley like this.
          Noel

          "Being so impressed with the beauty of nature, I never cease to be amazed at how the
          'touch of the human hand' can transform it into another kind of beauty that is so uniquely human.
          "

          John Snow, Outdoorsman and Retired Teacher

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            Re: Nice white oak

            Wally, what finish/sheen did you use? Looks really nice!

            Paul
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              Thanks Paul -- IIRC it was a 20 sheen MLC Nitro Lac.

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                Something about the look of old Nitro that modern finishes don't have, especially the low sheen ones like you used Wally. To me it gives a softer more delicate, natural look, especially if the colour is added by way of a toner rather than a stain that usually over-exaggerates the grain. In my experiences with it, I found oak has a number of very subtle textural characteristics that tend to be obliterated by a pigmented stain. But some customers like that "heavy" look, and the paying customer gets what they ask for.

                Paul
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