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Forum topic by rrdesigns posted 10-18-2009 11:40 PM 2633 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rrdesigns

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10-18-2009 11:40 PM

Is there a preferred hardwood species to use for an ebonized finish. I am planning a TV stand/components center for a flat screen TV and want the final color to be ebonized. Seems a waste to use an expensive wood, but since I’ve never done this finish before, maybe I’m missing something. Any suggestions?

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs


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interpim

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#1 posted 10-18-2009 11:45 PM

I think you can pretty much ebonize anything, but depending on your method the results will differ a bit.

I used the india ink and ebony stain wash over maple on this project.
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#2 posted 10-19-2009 12:11 AM

You can view my results of ebonizing Ash here, http://timberwerksstudio.blogspot.com/2009/09/results-of-ebonizing.html I used the Brian Boggs method. It works very well and it is not a dye or stain, to me this is a plus. Walnut will ebonize very well if you do not want the coarse grain of Ash.

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#3 posted 10-19-2009 05:30 AM

You can ebonize many woods it depends on the underlying texture you want. You can use black water base dye and india ink.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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