|Forum topic by Micahm||posted 10-20-2013 02:39 AM||1155 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
10-20-2013 02:39 AM
Today in Lowes I was down the wood isle and decided to get some wood to build a small table from some plans I was looking at just for fun. Walking down the isle I come to poplar wood, it catches my eye and I liked the way it looked and figured I would try it and see how it turns out. Well now I do my research AFTER I bought my wood and have discovered there are some difficulties to putting the finish on poplar. I hear that with stains it tends to be blotchy so I wondering about dyes. I have never used a dye before so I was considering trying it if it will be any easier to work with than stain. I would like to darken the wood but keep the grain lines visible so I would prefer not to paint unless every other option will be a headache. Anyone have any ideas or advice with working with poplar? Which would be easiest to do, stain or dye? The boards I got have a good amount of the green in it, I thought it was unique, but now see that it is troublesome…
I see on another site someone sealed with linseed oil and then dewaxed shellac and then added a toner. I am not sure what all that means lol but his picture of his guitar looks awesome!
What is the difference in raw linseed and boiled? Besides one is raw and one is boiled….
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