I made several pieces of furniture while in high school wood shop. They were all made out of oak. Fast foward twenty five years later and I'm now painting over all the oak. Mr. Brown, my woodshop teacher was the best. He insisted on doing it right and making it out of the best wood, which is oak. I don't really think he would like the idea of painting it. Alot of people are like that, can't imagine painting over wood furniture. But I'm not one of those people.
So here's my formerly oak china cabinet (no before picture, but you can probably use your imagination). I removed the upper glass doors a few years back.
What do YOU think?