Antique Look for Mahogany

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Forum topic by SteveGaskins posted 01-18-2014 10:21 PM 686 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-18-2014 10:21 PM

Most woodworkers have seen professionals make a low boy or high boy from mahogany, if not in person, then through the Internet. I have always wanted to know how they get that antique look in their build. They have a way through stain, dyes, or something to get that 300 year old look.

Any thoughts on how to get the antique look when using mahogany?

Thanks in advance for your response LJs.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#1 posted 01-31-2014 03:24 AM

If it is thick enough, bury it in cow manure for a few weeks or chicken manure for several days. let dry and sand to your liking and use something like teak oil or shellac. Try a small piece and then decide.


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#2 posted 01-31-2014 03:29 AM

Charles Neil surely knows and can tell you. He’s written a book
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