|Forum topic by George Constance||posted 10-27-2009 01:32 PM||3459 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
10-27-2009 01:32 PM
I own a tea company, http://indonique.com and have always considered using tea as a stain. When Fine Woodworking did an article about this, I was forced to try it myself. I started blogging about it on http://tea-woodworking.blogspot.com. I have several woodworkers trying the blend of tea I used. The final product will be an all-natural, eco-friendly, socially responsible product that you can actually drink. As the blog indicates, I’ve discovered a blend that really looks darker than your average tea. The tea, apparently, interacts chemically with the wood and darkens slightly over time. I can change the color by adding spices. The tea spice blend works better than either separately.
Any advice regarding the use of tea stain would be greatly appreciated. There must be a great deal of old colonial era stains that are nearly forgotten. It would be great in our more eco-conscious time to rediscover some and create more.
Once results are in, I plan to sell it on my site page, http://indonique.com/woodworking.php, (You’re all welcomed, by the way, to contribute tea related woodworking plans. I split proceeds).
-- George, www.indonique.com