|Forum topic by JerryLH||posted 11-14-2014 01:19 AM||1211 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-14-2014 01:19 AM
I did a few searches on ‘staining hickory’ – found out some good info. Also found there are plenty of admirers of allowing hickory’s own beauty to shine through. I agree that – with or without stain hickory is a pleaser to the eye. Me – I’m one that wants to enhance the natural beauty of hickory by the addition of some – (I admit – beauty as perceived by me).
I’m building a workbench for my boy – the top is 59” X 28” X 3”. Eight legs (the holes in the top). This ‘is’ hickory and not pecan.
My primary question (goal) is, how do I give a little bit of warm color to the workbench – (warm as in aged, goldish patina). Having read a few previous posts on this subject – I am leaning towards those who have suggested using tints/dyes. I never have used tints – recently have done a little, not so successful, testing.
The 2nd part of my question/comment is the finish. I don’t want a finish that leaves a coating that would likely get abraded. I think that leaves me with using an oil as a finish—would you agree? At this point to get the color and desired finish my thought is to put a few drops of yellow trans tint into Watco Danish oil.
Any and all advise would be appreciated.
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