|Forum topic by HarveyDunn||posted 01-24-2014 01:00 AM||852 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
01-24-2014 01:00 AM
I’m taking a shop class this semester. Our assignment: design and build a table out of ash. Has to be ash. But I do have some leeway as to how to finish it.
As luck would have it, I do need a table. But I need it to go with these beech/plywood chairs, which are very yellow orange.
I’d say they aren’t a natural fit with and ash table. However, (A) I don’t want to buy new ones; and (B) I MUST make the table out of ash. So that’s the way it is. Time to get creative. So I’d like to start experimenting with finishes to see if I can meld them.
Does anyone think there is a product or combination of products I could us on the ash to replicate the chair colors?
Failing that, I could color the ash much, much darker, so that it is contrasty. Perhaps with a bit of beech inlay or edging to tie the ensemble together.
Or, option 3, I could whitewash the ash. I have a couple of other pieces that are whitewashed, and those beech chairs look nice parked next to them.
Option 4, I could go for a really great more traditional “ashy” finish for the ash table…then change the color of the chairs.
Your thoughts are welcome.