I start out by sanding to 400 grit. I darken the cherry using a potassium dichromate solution. This does a great job of aging the wood. Then 6 coats of Waterlox, and a final topcoat of Briwax
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-Home-by-Jon-Peters/312021729836 Check out our new website: http://jonpeters.com/ Art Giveaways: http://jonpeters.com/giveaways/ Cherry wood is great to work with and makes beautiful furniture. It darkens naturally very quickly so I never stain it. Take a look at the top of the vanity cabinet made of cherry and some other projects I've made using cherry.