|Forum topic by arlodaniel||posted 07-21-2015 08:15 PM||1043 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
07-21-2015 08:15 PM
A couple years back I stained this fir table with a technique that I happened onto by mistake—but was extremely happy with the results:
Essentially, I applied a very dark stain, and then sanded most of it off, leaving just the grain lines stained. (Of course then I did more to finish it: BLO, wax-free shellac, poly.)
I’d like to replicate this look of extreme grain lines with a new piece of furniture I’m working on, but it’s incredibly labor intensive—and goes through a massive amount of sandpaper, as the stain builds up on it immediately.
Any suggestions for achieving a similar effect without massive amounts of post-stain sanding? I have a feeling that there’s a much easier way.
Thanks for any and all thoughts!!