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 used tung oil on a canarywood box and it didn't have any problem
drying. The box is about 2 years old and still looks about the same,
maybe a slight bit darker. The wood was very easy to work with. I
wouldn't hesitate to use it again.
Canarywood is one of my favorite woods. I'm surprised that
it's not more popular than it is, especially considering
its low cost. Unlike other "colored" woods, such as purpleheart,
I've never had Canarywood fade over time.
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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