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Ebonized Red Oak Sideboard

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Project by IkeandBerry posted 349 days ago 1073 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project took me about a months worth of evenings and weekends to complete. I would say that it is the most ambitious project I have undertaken to date. I ebonized the red oak using an application of black tea first and then applying iron acetate created from putting steel wool in vinegar for about a week. It was really amazing to watch the color change before my eyes. I then made a paste wax finish of 1 part bees wax and 3 parts vegetable oil.

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Anthony

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#1 posted 349 days ago

Beautiful work. I have used “ebonizing” on several projects in the past, usually relying on Indian Ink or Black Shoe Dye but I am now anxious to try this technique on Red Oak.

Thanks for the post.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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tefinn

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#2 posted 349 days ago

Turned out very nice. I use that method for ebonizing also, but not for anything that large yet. The hardware goes very well with the black.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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hoss12992

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#3 posted 348 days ago

Great job. I have never used the “ebonizing” before, but have a project coming up that I will use it on. Thanks for the post

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joseph000

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#4 posted 348 days ago

Great looking sideboard.The sideboard is excellent to use when you are in need of additional storage in your home.I like wooden sideboards. Wooden sideboards can be a delightful in the dining room, providing ample space for storage.

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 348 days ago

Great looking sideboard!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 348 days ago

Great looking sideboard. I’ve never tried to ebonize wood before, other than using a black dye. I’ve heard about the method you use and seeing the great result I’m looking forward to trying it myself on a project.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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aussiedave

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#7 posted 348 days ago

Very nice looking sideboard, the ebonizing looks great, you did a great job…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 346 days ago

Like it. Looks fantastic and sleek with the ebonized wood. Great design and choice of hardware.

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Pat Cavanaugh

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#9 posted 345 days ago

It looks great but I wouldn’t use vegetable oil in any finishing process as it can become rancid. Mineral oil is the better choice,

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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