What color should we stain the cedar shake and fir craftsman door
timglidden
December 3, 2012 in Design Dilemma
What color should we stain the the cedar shake and fir craftsman door.

The post were stain sw Hawthorne and now we need to make a decision on the shake and door stain.... What is everyone's recommendation on the stain colors??
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timglidden
I apologize for reposting this in another thread... We are just struggling to make a decision and the painters need an answer tomorrow...
December 3, 2012 at 5:52PM   
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judianna20

White like the brick. Stain the door the SW color.
December 3, 2012 at 6:00PM     
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timglidden
thanks judy! Do you think staining the red cedar to match the yellow pine posts will work?
December 3, 2012 at 6:28PM   
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timglidden
Solid or a semi transparent stain ?
December 3, 2012 at 6:53PM   
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judianna20
I think the shingles should be white otherwise the front will look patchwork.
December 3, 2012 at 6:54PM     
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wglidden
I agree , tthe shingles would look better the color of the brick and let the door and columns pop with the wood stain Think the door should be somewhat lighter than the door possibly
December 3, 2012 at 7:16PM     
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timglidden
Would it look patchwork even using a stain similar to the post stain? Or what about a gray stain on the shake?
December 4, 2012 at 4:51AM   
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Lisa Glidden
I would stain cedar shake a wood stain similar to door and posts personally...perhaps a stain with a grey hue. I would NOT stain the same color as brick...it will look like every other painted brick house and it will completely loose the purpose of the cedar which is to add texture and create a unique look.
December 4, 2012 at 8:41AM   
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