Cherry Cabinets- La Crescenta, CA


Randy Redfern likes cherry wood. And he likes it in its natural state.

So, to achieve the natural, aged cherry look the cabinets were allowed

to sit unfinished for probably about three months prior to our finishing

work. To enrich the natural color, bring out the depth of the wood

and enhance the grain we applied one coat of natural Danish Oil.

This is basically linseed oil mixed with various solvents. To this

we added one part paint thinner to one part Danish Oil, wiped it

on with a rag and promptly wiped off any  excess. This was allowed to

dry overnight and then finished with three coats of pre-catalyzed satin



I’ll have more photos when the kitchen is completed.

About jody toole

Jody Toole began his career in the painting and finishing industry in the early 1970's. In 1978 he was issued Contractor's License # 357067 (Class C33 Painting & Decorating) by the state of California. At this time he and a partner ran a painting & finishing business. In 1986 Mr. Toole, along with his partner, co-authored a book for painting contractors- Paint Contractor's Manual. As of this writing Paint Contractors Manual is still in print and to date has sold almost 40,000 copies. Today Mr. Toole runs Jody Toole's Professional Finishes as the sole owner. When asked to describe what his company does this is what he had to say- " We put color on wood. We hand mix stains and glazes. We do color matching, distressing, antiquing, refinishing, painted finishes and paint & glaze finishes. Some of the 'looks' we create are Tuscany, French Country, Italian Classic, Rustic, and traditional paint & glaze finishes." And his guiding philosophy- " Get the color right. Above all else, get the color right. And then get the "look." And when these two are right and your customer is beaming then give them a long-lasting durable finish."
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