|Forum topic by gbinco||posted 01-26-2015 03:56 AM||1093 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
01-26-2015 03:56 AM
I’m going to be building a bed, dresser, and pair of nightstands out of walnut. I want the end result color/tone to be about like walnut+oil. I’m going to be staining it all to cover up any sapwood and match the plywood which really needs the stain.
My experience is pretty limited, especially with finish. I do have the equipment to spray. My last few projects have been finished with mineral oil or water polyurethane. I want to avoid finishes/techniques that aren’t suited to my inexperience.
My concern is with how walnut ages. I love the look of walnut and want to preserve it as much as possible. It’s obviously all in the bedroom, it won’t be getting a ton of light. I’m learning that it’s quite difficult to find a solution that blocks uv from the wood.
There’s 2 issues here, of course I would like to solve both. Finishes turn yellow as they age and obviously the wood fading.
Am I worrying needlessly? Will indoor furniture ever see enough enough light to see these problems? I want this stuff to outlast me and I would rather not have to strip, stain, and finish this stuff every few years.
I’ve done some searching and see spar finishes (epifanes and sikkens) which block uv. Both of these are supposed to be redone annually but I’m not sure if that’s just in a marine environment. Maybe indoors it wouldn’t ever need to be refinished? They’re also quite expensive. I would rather not spend $100’s on finish for this project.
Are there uv blocking/restisting stains or dyes that might help?
What’s the best way to go here?
Thanks in advance!