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Forum topic by Ben posted 08-06-2010 07:15 PM 3140 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ben

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08-06-2010 07:15 PM

hi everyone.
i recently bought a bunch of sapele to make a coffee table out of.
the place didn’t have the size of quartered white oak that i orginally wanted.
now i’m sort of regretting the sapele. i know it’s beautiful wood, but i’m just not digging the “redness” of it for my house and style that i wanted.

i am wondering if there’s any way to stain/finish it to subdue the red a little. maybe even fume it?
is it crazy to want to mess with it at all?

thanks.


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TheDane

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#1 posted 08-06-2010 08:31 PM

Check out Anatole Berkin’s series on the entertainment center he is building on FineWoodWorking.com … I think he is using some sapele in that project.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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rwyoung

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#2 posted 08-06-2010 08:38 PM

He doesn’t stain it. Just the usual wipe on poly.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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#3 posted 08-06-2010 09:36 PM

Whoops … didn’t watch the whole video. Check this out … http://www.woodshopnews.com/news/wood-markets/497742-sapele-remains-a-popular-alternative

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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newwoodbutcher

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#4 posted 08-07-2010 02:18 AM

Try a little green dye to offset the red

-- Ken

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