I've been eyeing some "canary wood" at a local lumber yard. It has
interesting grain and color and I may use it for a dresser. I'm
wondering whether the yellow/orange color of the wood will stay true
over time or if it will fade or darken. Anyone have experience with
canary wood over time?
From what I've read it's supposed to be fairly easy to work. Any
comments on that?
I've used canary wood a few times. The bright yellow colors, streaked
with flashes of pink, reds and purples, appear to be quite stable.
Contrary to Bruce's experience, I had no trouble finishing with tung oil.
I didn't glue any, but I've heard it doesn't glue well. The wood was
fairly soft, easy to work, and turns nicely -- about like walnut.
It's possible that what your lumber yard carries isn't the same as the
stuff I have, so YMMV.
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