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Forum topic by Stanley Coker posted 10-27-2009 09:07 PM 1230 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Stanley Coker

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10-27-2009 09:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: maple

Just finished a sideboard cabinet out of curly maple and decided to use Danish oil in the golden oak color. I tried it on a small test piece and I was pleased with the shade, but when I put it on the sideboard and wiped it off it turned out TOO yellow for me. I was going to put at least three coats on, but now I am not sure if I want to put on anymore of the golden oak.
Does anyone know if there is anything I can do to get away from the yellow shade of the golden oak at this point? Would adding a coat of a different shade help?

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#1 posted 10-29-2009 03:36 AM

Hey Stan
you might try wiping it with lacquer thinner to take some of the danish oil off.

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#2 posted 10-29-2009 02:22 PM

Oil is a penetrating finish. Try moving up to the next shade. My guess is this will be one of those accidents you are grateful for in the end. Figured wood always gains more depth when multiple shades are applied. You can also wax the finished piece with a dark wax to tone it down.

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#3 posted 10-29-2009 02:34 PM

Jim’s correct. You’ll get most of it off, with diligence. Then, if you don’t want it darker, use the natural. Wait 48 hrs, reapply and wait another 48 hours before using any other surface treatment.
It’s probably not necessary, but I steel wool with 0000 between applications and use 0000 to apply Carnuba wax, buffing with a soft cloth. Slick as a baby’s behind!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 10-29-2009 02:36 PM

Thanks guys for the info. I was to the panic stage.
Again thanks for the help. I will post some pic when I get it finished.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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