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I've pulled the dinette from our 2009 Dynasty and need to make a small panel to cover up the wiring running along the floor next to the wall.   Anyone found a good over the counter stain that matches the "Natural Cherry"  color woodwork in a Monaco?

Thanks!

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Chuck is right,  it depends on what kind of wood you are staining.   Our Windsor has cherry wood, I suppose your Dynasty does too. 

I found that Cherry wood will stain it's self ( darken )    Left unstained mine matched the rest of the wood in a short while.  I read that somewhere and it's true.   I don't believe Monaco used stain, I may be wrong about that though.

Anyway, when I did need some stain I bough mine at Lowes, and as I recall it was Gun Stock.  I bought 3 small cans that looked close and Gun Stock won the contest.        A little goes a long way so buy small.

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Thanks for the info and feedback.  Yes, the coach wood work is cherry, and its called "Natural Cherry" on the build sheet.  It's either very lightly stained or just a clear finish, just not sure. 

I'm planning on using poplar wood, as I haven't found a source of reasonably priced cherry wood and it's an out of the way spot that won't be noticeable if it doesn't match exactly. 

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11 minutes ago, LakeBob said:

Thanks for the info and feedback.  Yes, the coach wood work is cherry, and its called "Natural Cherry" on the build sheet.  It's either very lightly stained or just a clear finish, just not sure. 

I'm planning on using poplar wood, as I haven't found a source of reasonably priced cherry wood and it's an out of the way spot that won't be noticeable if it doesn't match exactly. 

The bitterness of a poor choice remain long after the sweetness of making that choice.  Chuck B 2004 Windsor

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You might check Craigslist in your area.  In E TN there are numerous adds for different types of wood, usually at a reasonable price.  IMHO it would be worth the effort to find a source.  

 

I was lucky and was able to harvest ~+5000 bd ft of lumber off my proper while I was clearing and building my house (Ash, Cherry, Oak, Walnut, Sassafras, Cedar, Elm)  Used a bunch on the house, still have quite a bit left.  

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43 minutes ago, Ray Davis said:

 

Anyway, when I did need some stain I bough mine at Lowes, and as I recall it was Gun Stock.  I bought 3 small cans that looked close and Gun Stock won the contest.        A little goes a long way so buy small.

Hmm!

I installed Gunstock oak hardwood in my home, and it is a fair bit darker than the cherrywood in my coach.

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I did a remodel on our 2003 Windsor with cherry wood cabinets about three years ago.  Used the dinette to contruct a concealed entertainment center with cherry wood top.  Used Minwax stain on the top and was very please with the match.  https://www.amazon.com/Minwax-70009444-Finish-Penetrating-Cherry/dp/B000BZX5M4/ref=asc_df_B000BZX5M4/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198071503086&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9715979298607204330&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9022304&hvtargid=pla-353531776932&psc=1  Then used a gloss poly urethane covering.

RD Greenlief

 

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18 minutes ago, jacwjames said:

You might check Craigslist in your area.  In E TN there are numerous adds for different types of wood, usually at a reasonable price.  IMHO it would be worth the effort to find a source.  

 

I was lucky and was able to harvest ~+5000 bd ft of lumber off my proper while I was clearing and building my house (Ash, Cherry, Oak, Walnut, Sassafras, Cedar, Elm)  Used a bunch on the house, still have quite a bit left.  

Thanks, I'll check out Craigslist. 

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I had replaced the 400lb tube TV in the front,I put a piece of smooth finished plywood and stained it with Old Master penetrating stain,Cherry c40304 , then mounted the 6 lb flat screen to it,it matched up perfect with the rest of the wood.Probably picked up a few miles per gallon after throwing both tube TV out.

Wayne 

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4 hours ago, 96 EVO said:

Hmm!

I installed Gunstock oak hardwood in my home, and it is a fair bit darker than the cherrywood in my coach.

Well there you go, you never know.  I imagine my gunstock stain might be dark on some wood, I don't know, but I thought oak was usually light in color and slow to stain.

But, that's why my DW picks colors for me.  I have to pass inspection before going out.  😁

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4 hours ago, WayneC said:

I had replaced the 400lb tube TV in the front,I put a piece of smooth finished plywood and stained it with Old Master penetrating stain,Cherry c40304 , then mounted the 6 lb flat screen to it,it matched up perfect with the rest of the wood.Probably picked up a few miles per gallon after throwing both tube TV out.

Wayne 

1999 Signature ceaser 

Thanks Wayne!

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Stain

 

Strange color choice I know but this seems to match my Cherry very closely. I have added several large panels and this has been the best so far. 

Taking out my love seat, built in a Dishwasher, slide out trash can, slide out pantry, and slide out storage for large mixer and accessories.

The wood grain is not as good of a match as I would like but it works. I didn't have my old workshop to do cabinetry level work. My excuse and I am sticking to it.

Had plans to do a better countertop but the existing one has worked for about three years now. I guess we are just used to it. 

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1 hour ago, myrontruex said:

Stain

 

Strange color choice I know but this seems to match my Cherry very closely. I have added several large panels and this has been the best so far. 

Taking out my love seat, built in a Dishwasher, slide out trash can, slide out pantry, and slide out storage for large mixer and accessories.

The wood grain is not as good of a match as I would like but it works. I didn't have my old workshop to do cabinetry level work. My excuse and I am sticking to it.

Had plans to do a better countertop but the existing one has worked for about three years now. I guess we are just used to it. 

Ah ha,  Gunstock again,  that's what I used.   Goes to show, you can't go by the name,  you gotta experiment and put some eyes on it.

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