Need Some Ambrosia Maple Pics and Some Ideas How to finish

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by Monkeyboy1 posted 10-22-2009 06:42 AM 1178 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Monkeyboy1's profile


36 posts in 2656 days

10-22-2009 06:42 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tip resource trick question

Hi Mark Here I am in the process of building a aquarium stand and am going to skin it out using some ambrosia
its. 72” long and 18” front to back with 2 doors appox 25 inches tall and 15” wide and trimed out with walnut
and I need a finish that will really show off the maple and walnut (prefer high gloss butt can be talked out of that). If you have any pics or know where any are that would be a real plus, secret recipes will also be checked out…...................................Thanks for your help

-- MonkeyBoy1 Lex Ky

3 replies so far

View patron's profile


13524 posts in 2764 days

#1 posted 10-22-2009 07:05 AM

i just searched ambrosia maple in the window
top right ,
and it has lots of stuff in it .
and about finishes also .

good luck .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View LesB's profile


1228 posts in 2866 days

#2 posted 10-22-2009 07:13 AM

I would use a varathane, (polyurathane, hard and water resistant) but you might want to try a Danish oil or tung oil to bring out the wood color before applying the top finish. Practice on some scraps and let the oil dry for at least a week before topcoating. Most water based varathanes are crystal clear so if you need a mellow coloring use oil base or look for water base varathane that is tinted.

-- Les B, Oregon

View Monkeyboy1's profile


36 posts in 2656 days

#3 posted 10-22-2009 03:02 PM

thanks guys just what I needed

-- MonkeyBoy1 Lex Ky

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics