|Forum topic by jayess111||posted 05-28-2012 01:05 AM||1271 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
05-28-2012 01:05 AM
I’m having two finials made in walnut wood for the newel posts (one of which is circled in red) on this old staircase mainly because of the beautiful grain that walnut has. The wood turner is overseas and can’t stain and varnish the finials as he is not confident he can match it with the existing woodwork.
The colour reproduction in the photo is not so great as I had to use a flash. The actual colours are a shade or two darker; similar to a golden teak (treads and wall-side handrail) and a light almost rosy maple (the rest). The varnish is glossy. The staicase was stained and varnished over 40 years ago and I have no idea what wood or finishing treatments were used.
Does anyone have any idea on how I should finish the finials to get a result that will complement and blend in with the rest of the staicase?
I was thinking about keeping the final colour as light as possible, in the yellow/pink area and finish the finials in a high gloss to accentuate the grain.
I’m a newbie to all of this and in awe of some of the magnificent projects I’ve seen in the forum. Any suggestions from you experts would be greatly appreciated!