Walnut coloring


I'm building a coffee table for our daughter out of walnut. I have cut out all the sap wood but still think I may have a few issues with a lighter color in some of the walnut. My plans are to use a finish like Sam Waloof. It contains tung oil, linseed oil and varnish. I have thought about using a little stain on the lighter parts. Any suggestions.
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Keith wrote:

A little light coloring here and there is natural. Looks especially nice when bookmatching walnut veneers. I'd leave it alone.
Dave
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Keith, are you sure that the light areas don't add interest to the project? Cheers, Bill
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Of course, if you don't like the sapwood areas, you might try a modified version of what they do in the kiln. Take a batch of heartwood scrap and steam and boil it to get some of the extractives out. Use as a dye. Better with hulls as a source, but it will give a bit of color.
Experiment on scrap, not your project.
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I have used Var Black Walnut stain over the sap wood a few times. It is still lighter than the heartwood but looks nice (kind of natural, like the other respondants said). That is all I use the stain for. I bought it to use on secondary wood I wanted to mix with walnut, but it looks like crap there.
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