|Forum topic by GAF||posted 06-26-2012 10:01 PM||920 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
06-26-2012 10:01 PM
This is my first post, on my first “real” piece of furniture (sort of). I’m building a TV console with the old growth redwood taken from my 50 year old deck. I know, redwood is not a “furniture” wood, but this stuff is the tightest grain old growth stuff I’ve ever seen. It’d be a shame to haul it to the dump.
So in keeping with the “old” theme, I pulled a can of Watco Danish Oil (cherry) off the shelf where its been sitting for 19 years. Shook it up and began applying to the carcase and field panels. The stuff looks gorgeous and I ran out before finishing the top and door stiles/rails. So I got a new can …. and it isn’t even close to the same color!
How the heck do I make it look more “red”? Here’s a link to some of the pictures to show what I’m talking about.
The new can application looks almost a “honey” color when compared to the old can.
Thanks in advance for any input.