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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:01 pm 
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Hello everyone! We're going to build a coffee table for our living room. Everything else in the room dark expresso in color. Any advice on how to achieve this end result with our coffee table. I was thinking alder and dark stain?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:25 pm 
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You might think of a dye, will give a deeper look.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:32 am 
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After a lot of searching on the internet, we decided on hard maple but we’re still experimenting with color. Tomorrow we’re going to try out a red mahogany stain on some scraps.

Thanks for the input.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:23 am 
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do lots of xperimenting - hard maple can come out pretty blotchy when staining
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:31 pm 
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Id use walnut wood and go over it with a expresso stain. If you plan on spraying you can use a mohawk stain mixed 1/3 acetone, 1/3 acrylic and add expresso stain to get the color you want

This is what I use

https://woodrepairproducts.com/product/ ... centrates/


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