|Forum topic by ScottAlan||posted 07-16-2014 06:49 PM||862 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
07-16-2014 06:49 PM
I grew up in Hibbing, MN. A rich iron ore region. The iron ore in the ground is very reddish brown and everything gets that color on it. Roads, sidewalks, lakes, home foundations, etc. Here’s my question.
If I wanted to make a project using lumber from up there, would the iron rich soil taint the color of the wood so I could get a natural iron ore discoloration of the wood before finishing?
I’ve been thinking of making a table with iron ore stones in the tabletop. It would be cool if maple, cherry or oak or other woods would have a northern MN “look” to them also? Could the iron rich water feeding that tree for years make it look different than wood from other regions?