|Forum topic by harum||posted 06-09-2015 08:59 PM||1022 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
06-09-2015 08:59 PM
Hello! I am trying to come up with a finishing schedule for a small white QS oak table. I want to minimize the early-late wood and the pore contrast, and want the finish to be dark brown with strong warm orange and red overtones—something like the furniture on the image below.
I want to experiment a little with different dyes and stains by following the common procedure:
(a) apply dye or mixture of dyes as base;
I want to try a mixture of yellow/red/orange dyes on raw sanded wood (like TransTInt Amber, Golden Brown, Reddish Brown, Dark Vintage Maple, Bright Red, Red Mahogany) followed by a darker brown stain glaze. Not sure how to start though without buying a truck load of dyes and stains.
Does anyone have experience getting finished oak color like the ones on the photo? Has anyone tried the Brown Reddish dye and Dark Walnut pigment stain combination from Fine Woodworking No. 157 (or Honey Amber TransTint – Early American Minwax)? Any suggestion or reference would be greatly appreciated.
Best wishes, h.
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