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Re: [APD] Painted tank stand

--- Tom Wood <tomwood2 at flash_net> wrote:

> . . . I
> don't think many 
> people have seen properly finished natural cherry. Most
> of what is sold as 
> cherry is stained sandalwood.

Much of it is poplar or, in the more expensive furniture,
soft maple.

Very little actual cherry wood shows up on furniture
stores, which is part of the reason stains are used in
commercial manufacture that cover the figure of the wood
(patterns from the growth rings).

> I had a woodworking biz for a while, but gave up on it
> because people won't 
> pay for the real thing. Heck, many don't even recognize
> it. A relative 
> 'oiled' his formica woodgrain coffee table once, and
> didn't believe me when 
> I pointed out the absurdity. It was real wood to him.

On some the "real" thiing is misspent. ;-) 


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