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Thread: Help with cherry table top

  1. #16
    Mark, the difference in color appears to me to be from sapwood/heartwood contrast. Any other difference won't IMHO be noticed.

    Now, whether you LIKE the difference is another story. I do agree with John that the skunk stripe in the middle looks amateurish - but not because contrast is bad - because it's not tastefully placed or made to look natural.

    I think you should repost your pictures with a splash of ethanol or mineral spirits on it so we can see what the contrast will look like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prashun Patel View Post
    Mark, the difference in color appears to me to be from sapwood/heartwood contrast. Any other difference won't IMHO be noticed.

    Now, whether you LIKE the difference is another story. I do agree with John that the skunk stripe in the middle looks amateurish - but not because contrast is bad - because it's not tastefully placed or made to look natural.

    I think you should repost your pictures with a splash of ethanol or mineral spirits on it so we can see what the contrast will look like.

    Thanks for your advice Prashun. I splashed the top with mineral spirits. The top is all heartwood. There is still a small glue line along one of the joints which will be removed.

    Mineral table top.jpg

  3. #18
    Imho it looks fine.

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