|Forum topic by AaronK||posted 06-10-2009 03:25 PM||1061 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
06-10-2009 03:25 PM
In the middle of building my walnut lamp, I have a couple pieces that have got patches (on the order of a few inches long) of extremely light walnut. not as light as maple, but maybe about the tone of cherry (ish). Although I’m all for natural variation, i was thinking that it might be best to try to even out the tone (darken it) to match the rest of the stock since some of the light parts fall on joint edges.
I dont really know too much about dyeing wood, and since its only a small bit it wont be worth a whole load of effort, but is there an easy or simple way to darken up patches so that they are a little bit more even with the rest of the piece? would something like a brown sharpie dissolved in alcohol be an absolutely horrible nasty thing to do?
thanks for advice all!