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Forum topic by KenBry posted 07-24-2012 07:49 PM 1643 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-24-2012 07:49 PM

Hi Folks,

I am in the planning stages of building a White oak Bench for the end of my bed. I am not to concerned about matching the furnature in the room since I have plans on replacing it with custom built (by me) items. I think White oak is my wood of choice but am looking for what some folks have done to finish it.

I am looking for a darker color near walnut, definatly in the brown range. Any good suggestions and pictures of things you may have done are appreciated.

Seems to me the building is the easy part, the finishing is always a pain.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#1 posted 07-24-2012 07:51 PM

Read my Morris chair information under my projects. I talk about fuming white oak. Easy and you can get it as dark as you want.

-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.

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#2 posted 07-24-2012 08:27 PM

I use white oak for a bookcase project I recently posted. I thought about fuming, but it was just too big for me to manage. I ended up using dye and glaze; came out a bit darker than I planned, but the Wife likes it. It’s in my projects. If you want more info just ask.

-- John

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#3 posted 07-25-2012 12:34 AM

Keep it simple. Oil based pigment stain (I like ZAR) under oil or waterborne poly.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#4 posted 07-26-2012 02:28 AM

I use a lot of white oak. Take a look at the transTint dyes here. The nice thing is that you can order the Color Sample Kit quite reasonably. Check my projects for two I have done with TT dyes. The frame is Dark Walnut and the sofa table is a combination of Reddish Brown and Dark Vintage Maple. HTH

-- Art

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#5 posted 07-26-2012 02:34 AM

check this info by Jeff Jewitt.

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#6 posted 07-26-2012 11:19 PM

Art, That Frame in your projects is the color tone I am looking at. Thanks for the Link.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#7 posted 07-26-2012 11:35 PM

I am happy to have been of some assistance. Good luck with your project and remember the pix when it is complete.

-- Art

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