Sanding Cherry: blue/gray stains appearing

Old 08-17-19, 08:23 PM
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Sanding Cherry: blue/gray stains appearing

Hey there! As I'm sanding a cherry desk top I'm finding gray/blue circles and streaks. The stains do not come out with further sanding and I'm not doing anything differently, causing the stains myself. I read about blue/gray stains in cherry naturally from fungus, etc, but not sure if this is what I've got or how to proceed. Was hoping to condition the wood and possibly just a few coats of polycrylic, leaving it natural, but now I'm wondering if I should go darker to cover up these spots. Will try to post a photo. Would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!
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Old 08-17-19, 08:25 PM
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The "cherry" is just a very thin layer and you are sanding through the thin veneer and into the substrate below. (i.e. you've ruined it.)

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