This was a “commissioned” piece for my inlaws.
I ebonized the poplar using black TransTint dye and India Ink.
First coat Dye/ink in Zinsser Seal coat.
Second coat Dye/ink in 50% ethanol.
Third coat Dye/ink in seal coat again.
I ended with a few coats of Arm-R-Seal.
-- Patrick, Iowa City