How to make quilted veneer green

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Forum topic by newwoodbutcher posted 09-21-2014 04:39 AM 1080 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-21-2014 04:39 AM

A friend of mine wants me to make a showcase for a Spanish galleon he built as a kid. The ship is beautiful, almost museum quality. I’m thinking I can make the floor out a quilted veneer dyed green to approximate the color and wave like look of the ocean. In searching veneer sites, I’m finding the most dramatic, wave like figure is typically a red or brown based veneer. Can I bleach and dye? Will that mess with the quilted figure? Any suggestions?

-- Ken

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#1 posted 09-21-2014 05:45 AM

Just a thought. Have a look at this project.
I used curly maple and aniline dye, then sanded a little to create the “light through water” effect. That may work for you.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 09-21-2014 06:08 AM

Quilted maple and green aniline dye.

-- Gerry,

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#3 posted 09-21-2014 05:19 PM

Great! Thank you both

-- Ken

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#4 posted 09-21-2014 05:32 PM

Definitely use a non grain raising dye. I use transtint or a green NGR dye from Wood Finisher’s Depot.

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#5 posted 09-21-2014 07:43 PM

Sounds good but I wonder why someone who could make a spanish galleon museum quality as a kid would then get someone to make the show case???? I suppose he’s not got the time but you would think he would relish the challenge Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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