|Forum topic by Keen1||posted 06-09-2010 03:59 PM||1584 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-09-2010 03:59 PM
I recently bought some lyptus boards to build a loft bed for my 8 yo son. I really like the looks of the dark stained lyptus and wanted to give it try. HOWEVER, my wife has just informed me that she more of a natural tone in mind. That would be fine if I had just purchased maple or something similar. The boards I have do have some attractive grain but A LOT of the pink tone. Not exactly what I had in mind for my boys room.
Does anyone know of a light stain that will take the pink out of the lyptus and give it a warm natural color?
I applied a couple of coats of Danish oil and it didn’t take any of the pink out. After some research I’m thinking of maybe thinning out some fruitwood or provencial stain, then use tung oil and wipe on poly. Or possibly Sam Maloof oil/poly. At this point what ever seems the easiest and least time consuming (while giving decent protection for an eight year old boy’s bed) is what I’d like to use to top coat. But first I need to get the color right.
-- Dad to 5, Son of The One