Lately I'm doing a fair amount of marquetry, for example to create
patterns on boxes or other projects. Usually I use the natural
colored woods, and most colors I can find in the natural wood.
However, frequently I'm wanting a wood with a greenish tint, and I
don't know where to get such a wood in a natural color (green poplar
browns with age).
Does anyone have a recommended way to obtain a green-colored wood
veneer, either naturally or by using some kind of dye? If you dye it,
what base would do you recommend and how do you get thorough dye
Cheers and thanks in advance,
Nate Perkins (Ft Collins, CO)
p.s. I did a Google search prior to posting but didn't find info on
this particular topic.
Well, dying your own wouldn't be that difficult but if you are lazy like me
you can buy it pre-dyed from various sources. I've had good success with
Constantine's. Haven't bought any for some years but they still have it in
I've used TransTint and TransFast dyes with good results.
They're also available through Rockler.
Buffalo, NY - USA
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