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Forum topic by KenBry posted 767 days ago 1039 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KenBry

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767 days ago

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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jtriggs

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#1 posted 767 days ago

Ken,
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

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jmos

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#2 posted 767 days ago

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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Clint Searl

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#3 posted 767 days ago

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

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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AandCstyle

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#4 posted 766 days ago

Ken,
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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cso

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#5 posted 766 days ago

check this info by Jeff Jewitt.

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KenBry

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#6 posted 765 days ago

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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AandCstyle

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#7 posted 765 days ago

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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