I'll be trying my hand at David Mark's barstool from a show last year.
The only 8/4 hardwood stock I seem to be able to find here in Central
Floridas is ash. I plan to use Arm-R-Seal finish but wondering if you
would do anything first to stain the wood... Transtint??? what color
combination? Thanks much
I think that ash like oak should be colored before finishing. If you like a
lighter color, I would use something like Golden Oak pigmented stain. If
you want a dark color, I would use a dye. I usually use TransTint dye. I
use the dye for darker colors, because with a pigmented stain, there is too
much contrast between the dark and light in the wood. Ash especially with
its wild grain will show a lot of contrast. The dye will mute the contrast,
but still let the figure show well.
Oh, pick the color of your choice. They all go well with Ash.
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