|Project by James||posted 06-08-2009 05:13 AM||5422 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Here is the poor man’s version of ebonizing wood!
10 parts water to 1 part black latex paint
sand down raised grain
seal it up
I almost got in trouble with this because the water made my drawers expand and I had to sand them back down to a very snug fit. The result is pretty decent for pine in my opinion. The wood is purplish-black and the grains and nots took on a gold color. Pretty cool for just goofing around with different finish techniques. This has one coat of poly on it and will receive probably 2 more and a good paste wax.
I am going to test this out with other woods and see what happens, although I doubt it will do much for hardwoods.
Please feel free to comment, good or bad!
-- James, Bluffton, IN