How to Make Oak Cabinets Look Like Cherry Cabinets

How to Make Oak Cabinets Look Like Cherry Cabinets

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How to Make Oak Cabinets Look Like Cherry Cabinets

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Cherry cabinets are can be very expensive. If you have standard oak cabinets but would like to emulate the dark, red-tinted look of cherry, you can do so by refinishing them. You will need to carefully choose the right cherry colored stain and set up a work space. Re-staining cabinets in this manner can only be done to darken the cabinets, not to make them lighter. It will also take careful preparation and painting in order to create a top-quality finish. Find out how to make oak cabinets look like cherry cabinets.

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