Tuesday, March 27, 2012
More on Staining Wood with Tea
Okay, here's an update on the staining wood with tea experiment; I added two different oil finishes to the test.
First, let's revisit the test board with only the tea stain:
Applications of the tea stain from left to right: five, three, one, and none.
Now the oil from top to bottom: four applications of dark tung oil, four applications of Tried and True Danish Oil, and none.
And the same, but rotated 90 degrees:
I think it is interesting how the angle makes such a difference. The wood is planed, so the chatoyancy might be a factor - I don't remember seeing such a difference when the wood was sanded. But then again, it's been quite a while since I've done much sanding or staining, so maybe I'm just wrong about that.
Oh, and I'm still working on on the coffee stain - more on that later.