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Dyed Walnut Table Top1/30/18
I am getting ready to do a nice table top for a customer. It’s flat cut figured walnut with sap. I like this cut very much for tops the sap element is just beautiful with the figure.
Would like to try a new color of sorts. I am of the opinion we all have a tendency to stay in our experience and comfort zones. This project requires something different so I am opening up to my professional finishing community. I believe a dye process would be appropriate to bring out the figure in the walnut.
Worth mentioning is the perimeter of about 3” typical wrap of companion Veneer around the perimeter of the top. I intend to use maple but I am open to suggestions for a nice companion material. It will act as a visual break so when viewing the table the maple (or other Veneer) separates the base from the top.
The Veneer will be a filled finish so I’m open to colored fillers also. Please be mindful the perimeter wrap Veneer will be of a much lighter color and the filler will react differently on that material. Top coat is a dull conversion varnish.
Please offer your best suggestions in some detail so I will be able to plug in the process.
Excited to see suggestions and thank you for your help.
D. John Bishop
I can't visualize any dye bringing out the figure of walnut. Maybe if you bleach it first. I hope you are talking about veneer for the walnut. Wrapping a veneer around solid wood won't work.