LumberJocks

Wood staining recipes discussion

  • Advertise with us

« back to Scrollsawing forum

Forum topic by Sodabowski posted 11-28-2015 06:12 PM 572 views 3 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Sodabowski's profile

Sodabowski

2308 posts in 2300 days


11-28-2015 06:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: color staining veneer marquetry scrollwork

We’ve been discussing staining of veneer in a lot of different places, so I thought it might be a god idea to have a dedicated thread. Most of us know the classics (ammonia fumes to darken oak, tea + iron in vinegar to turn it brown), but there’s a whole world of ancient recipes to color light woods with shades not available in nature: yellow, greens, blues, pinks, purples, and so on. Many natural recipes aren’t colorfast, but some are: let’s discuss the latter here.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...


7 replies so far

View Sodabowski's profile

Sodabowski

2308 posts in 2300 days


#1 posted 11-28-2015 06:21 PM

For starters, the tea/iron oxalate recipe has been thoroughly covered by MaFe right here: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/57834

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

View Filip Tanghe's profile

Filip Tanghe

34 posts in 616 days


#2 posted 11-28-2015 06:21 PM

Good idea ! Do You live in france?

-- Filip Le Marqueteur

View Sodabowski's profile

Sodabowski

2308 posts in 2300 days


#3 posted 11-28-2015 06:23 PM

Yes, in Paris

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

View daddywoofdawg's profile

daddywoofdawg

1010 posts in 1042 days


#4 posted 11-28-2015 07:01 PM

Instead of stains how about all diy finishes.

View kaerlighedsbamsen's profile

kaerlighedsbamsen

1177 posts in 1181 days


#5 posted 11-28-2015 07:11 PM

I have a danish ww book from the 60’ies citing a recipie for treating mainly lighter timbers like this:

Dry, newly sanded wood:
Paint with a 5% solution of Potassium dichromate
When dry paint with a 5% solution of Pyrogallol
When dry rub with 00 steel wool.
Apparently gives a dark, even chestnut brown on fir and pine

Have not tried it myself as Potassium dichromate is supposed to be potentially both carciogenic and cause chrome sensitivity..

Are not quite sure of the chemistry going on. Apparently both chemicals have been used in photographic films and developers.

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

View Schwieb's profile

Schwieb

1798 posts in 2929 days


#6 posted 11-28-2015 08:30 PM

Way to go Thomas. Keep the science part of WW going. I have thought of you so many times over the past days as the news of the attacks in Paris became known. I’m glad you are safe. I think there is a big problem growing around the world and it is not going to go away. As an American, I have always appreciated the French support in our quest for Liberty.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

View shipwright's profile

shipwright

7175 posts in 2265 days


#7 posted 11-28-2015 09:21 PM

Ebonizing to solid black on a high tannin wood, in this case walnut.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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

HomeRefurbers.com