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Old 04-10-2008, 07:25 AM   #1
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What type of finish has been applied to our oak interior trim/cabinets? I'm adding some features to my entertainment center/computer desk area and want to blend in with the installed oak items.
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What type of finish has been applied to our oak interior trim/cabinets? I'm adding some features to my entertainment center/computer desk area and want to blend in with the installed oak items.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:37 AM   #3
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Chief it looks like either a 'Golden Oak' or 'Honey oak' color to me. Golden is lighter in color. That is if they haven't changed style an color that's on my unit. If you can't get a positive answer, should be able to pick up a free stain chart from HD or Lowes and compare. I use MinWax stains and they have a chart or least had.

MINWAX STAINS
CABOT STAINS
GENERAL FINISHES

Does PI build there own cabinets or by supplier?

ON EDIT: I do not see the Honey Oak on the charts. Better hang on to what I have, it has a slighly deeper color than Golden.

Hope that helps,
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Thanks Chris -- I use MinWax also and have some 'Golden Oak' on-hand.
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John,

I had a small coffee table made here in Fort Worth and ordered it unfinished. I sprayed it with Menwax polyurethane. It matches exactly. You can purchase it in aerosol cans at Lowes or Home Depot type stores.
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There is no stain on it at all. It's a natural finish, trust me. It will however, darken with age.
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Thanks Bob -- I'll prepare a couple of 'test' wood blocks before I finish the project.
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Well guys/gals, the perfect match for the Excel oak interior is Minwax "Natural 209" finish if you ever need to touch-up scratches. Bob, you came the closest and I tried a test block with Minwax polyurethane spray and didn't get as close a match as with the "Natural 209".
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Minwax "Natural 209 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Does anyone have any recommendations for taking care of the flat surfaces, natural oak? It appears that the finish is "thin" and "rough". What do you use for regular care?

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Jim,
The only fix for "rough" surfaces is to sand with 220 grit sandpaper and refinish -- probably more of a mess than you would like to get into. You could test an area with a coat of the Minnwax Natural 209 and see if it makes a difference.
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