|Project by kbiniowa||posted 06-15-2011 06:04 AM||2571 views||18 times favorited||8 comments|
I made this cabinet in November 0f 2010. The carcass is made of oak plywood. The drawer fronts are red oak.
This was fun in that I ebonized the wood.
I took 0000 steel wool, put ii in a pickle jar and filled the jar with white vinegar. Holes were punched in the jar and the potion was allowed to sit outside for 14 days. The steel wool dissolves and the solution becomes “iron paint”. I strained the solution through cheese cloth, and then coffee filters.
I purchased some powdered tannin and made a water and tannin solution.
I put some water on the drawer fronts to raise the grain and then sanded with 150 grit paper.
The drawer fronts were then painted with the tannin solution, set for 15 minutes wiped down and allowed to dry.
The “iron water” was painted on, allowed to set for 15 minutes, and wiped off,
One more application of tannin solution.
I then put on 2 coats of a wipe on Polyurethane.
I think that this is a neat/fun look.
-- Keith - Iowa