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Forum topic by simoncpj posted 12-19-2017 05:19 AM 348 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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simoncpj

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12-19-2017 05:19 AM

I built a table from Jatoba (not the easiest wood to work with as a novice) and have a question about whether the color will even out over time. Two specific issues. First, there are some areas that were scraped to a finish ready surface nine months ago (had a spine surgery in the interim thus the big gap) and they do not match the freshly worked surface. Second, I made a few repairs to edges with some new wood glued in. Again, it doesn’t match.

My question is whether I need to wait for the table to all settle at the same color prior to finishing it, or if it will continue to even out over time even with a finish applied?

Thanks for the help.


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#1 posted 12-19-2017 07:04 PM

Wild patterned jatoba will level out over time no matter what the finish. Over time it will all turn burgundy.

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#2 posted 12-19-2017 07:29 PM

Thank you

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#3 posted 12-19-2017 09:07 PM

Yep, the “fresh” wood will darken. Applying a finish will slow down the darkening but it will still occur.

Of course there will be normal color differences between boards from different trees and different areas of the same tree.

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