I just made a small chest out of bird's eye maple. Some of the pieces had
dark wood on the backside, but I didn't care about that; in fact, some of it
was pretty and I almost went with it on the front.
But... I failed to see that the endgrain would show the dark wood also. It
just looks wrong.
Any way to bleach it out?
I thought about putting edge veneer on it, but throught the grain mismatch
would cause it to fail. Anyone tried that?
Yes and HD has it. To late to run out to the shop to find the bleach but go
to the paint dept and ask for Wood Bleach. It's a two part mix. Follow
directions and it worked great on a table top I just built made from hard
maple. Surprised the hell out of me as to how well it looked. Be careful
on your final sanding though and go light or you'll sand away the bleached
Glad it worked as well for you as it did on mine. I even had some mineral
spots that it took care of and tone differences between boards. One
application and the top looks like it was made from a single board.
Like the package states - mix only what you need cause after about 4 hours
(+/-) it looses its potency but...(and there's always a but). I sealed my
leftovers in a glass jar and used that on the underside of the table and it
worked equally well. So it will loose potency if exposed to air.
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