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Forum topic by Kv0nT posted 11-18-2013 11:36 PM 949 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-18-2013 11:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finishing butternut table oil stain dye

I finished my butternut end table and I have a plan for the protective finish, but I’m looking for some help in the stain/oil department. I’ve tried some test pieces. BLO comes out blotchy, Tung is nice and even but a little pallid. Amber gold Analine dye seems good, but I am having a lot of trouble not overdoing the color (I want it to look natural). Any suggestions how I can thread this needle?

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#1 posted 11-19-2013 12:27 PM

My opinion, stay away from dye, too hard to make it look even.
I love butternut and if you want it to look natural, why not just leave it as it is and put on your final finish?
Butternut tends to “darken” slightly over time anyway.
If you HAVE to put something on it, I would go with tung oil – I’ve found that it brings out the beauty of the wood the best of all the oils.
Hope this helps a little!

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 12:35 PM

thats a really nice table made by you ,Try a darker colour it would look much better on a plainer and buttery wood.

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