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How do I darken the red heartwood in pine but keep the white part white?

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Forum topic by pinebox posted 06-21-2013 12:55 AM 620 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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pinebox

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06-21-2013 12:55 AM

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I have a pine board for a wooden box I’d like to make that has a pretty reddish stripe of heartwood running up the middle and very white sides. Does anyone know a finish that would bring out the red without darkening the white?

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gfadvm

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#1 posted 06-21-2013 01:06 AM

Shellac (not amber) would be my choice .

It will yellow the white portion somewhat. Test it on some scrap to see if you like the look.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 06-21-2013 01:17 AM

Possibly Danish Oil

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#3 posted 06-21-2013 01:30 AM

+1 gfadvm....

Here’s some useful info on shellac
http://www.woodworking-news.com/woodworking-projects/finishing-with-shellac.shtml

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#4 posted 06-21-2013 01:39 AM

See Black Cherry’s blog for a foolproof way to achieve beautiful results with shellac.

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#5 posted 06-21-2013 01:42 AM

+1gfadvm

http://lumberjocks.com/blackcherry/blog

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#6 posted 06-21-2013 01:53 AM

Thanks kdc68! Sometimes I can do those link thingys, sometimes not!

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#7 posted 06-21-2013 02:05 AM

gfadvm....lol….glad you mentioned blackcherry’s blog….It was in my favorites….his technique has amazing results….

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