I would like to stain some oak in my new house so it has that antique oak
look. I have tried aging the wood with lye then vinegar and then staining
it with a blend of Minwax golden oak, walnut and red oak. I come close but
it still doesn't have the desired aged look and color that I am after!
Anyone have a suggestion they would like to share?
Let me know.
On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 20:19:28 -0700, "Jeff and Jennifer Cook"
Which one ? Reddish brown or near black ?
Ammonia fuming is my favourite colouring technique for oak. You need
to do it with ammonia vapour for the "Craftsman" brown. Using it as a
painted-on liquid is easy, but it's a quick route to the darkest of
Jacobean blacks. If you're working with already installed trim
materials, this might be a problem. You may find a dye/stain technique
is better for you, just because of this access issue.
I believe Jeff Jewitt's website has some good advice for dyes.
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