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Butternut Surprise
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:50:43 PM »
Had some nice dry home-grown Butternut I milled up for kitchen cabinet crown molding.  Put on two coats of Tung Oil and the figure, which was pretty much invisible beforehand, just popped out.  I was surprised, to say the least.  Should'a been used for furniture, but hopefully can be seem in my kitchen, with the right light.  All the best, Rob.

 

 
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2018, 11:43:10 PM »
 :o  Very pretty!
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Re: Butternut Surprise
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2018, 11:55:34 PM »
Butternut always surprises me in a good way.  Wish I could find more it.  That molding should stand out in the kitchen.
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Re: Butternut Surprise
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2018, 06:04:21 AM »
Looks just like quartered sycamore. 
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2018, 04:44:45 PM »
That very nice
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Re: Butternut Surprise
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2018, 05:19:18 PM »
Looks like cherry. I've never seen it in butternut and I have worked with some for projects.

Nice figure. :)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2018, 09:19:13 PM »
So here is where it ended up.......  This project is why I haven't been sawing near as much as I've wanted to.  It will be two years in Dec.  The face frames/doors/drawers I had custom made of maple from my drawings.  The wife is ready for this to be done!  On this side, the toe kicks, subway tile, undermount lights, new dishwasher still to go.  All the best, Rob.

 

 
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2018, 04:54:32 AM »
You sure that ain't cherry? ;) I do know that butternut can have a pinkish hue, but it's the grain that looks cherry-like. It's a nice crown moulding. :)








Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Butternut Surprise
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2018, 08:16:34 PM »
Close....to cherry



 

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Re: Butternut Surprise
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2018, 08:21:15 PM »
looks kinda like Beech!
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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2018, 03:49:54 AM »
I think cherry and butternut are both semi-diffuse porous. :)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2018, 10:47:10 PM »
Huh, I thought butternut and walnut were nearly identical. Never seen a ray fleck in walnut. I'd have sworn that was cherry.  None of these pictures show medullary rays with some really nice end grain enlargements. No rays, no fleck. http://hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/butternut.htm

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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2018, 09:09:15 AM »
Sure is prettier than my butternut.
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Re: Butternut Surprise
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2018, 06:18:19 PM »
Looks very nicely finished... What did you use for clear coat/top coat?

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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2018, 12:29:54 PM »
Thanks georgecoolguy.  Just two coats of Tung Oil.  Fairly hard wood so didn't want it to look too shiny.  All the best Rob.
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Re: Butternut Surprise
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2018, 09:41:37 PM »
A very nice job you are doing there. smiley_thumbsup

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Re: Butternut Surprise
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2018, 10:00:25 PM »
Thanks Peter.  Amazing what you can get done if it takes you TWO YEARS TO DO IT!!! ;D.  All the best, Rob.
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