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Finish for walnut and white oak combo table5/2/20
I'm building a coffee table for a client that use both walnut and white oak. I much prefer solvent based finish for walnut, but they amber the white oak. If I use a WB finish for the white oak, the walnut gets washed out and looks horrible. Any suggestions for a finish to use or a different way to finish the table to get a natural, non-amber on the white oak and a deep brown on the walnut? Thanks in advance for the help.
Water based dye on the walnut before the WB clear coat? Amber dewaxed shellac under the WB top coat? Both ideas are for the walnut.
water white CV. I think plain water borne on any wood looks lifeless.
Non yellowing acrylic polyurethane is the new trend on finishes that don't alter the colorings of the woods to which they're applied. Whether from Milesi, Ilva Polimeri, ICA, check them out. They're more than just super clear.
But if a durable & clear look will be okay, mimicking the appearance of if you wet the woods with naphtha (fast evaporating, leaves no residue), I suggest ML Campbell's Krystal conversion varnish. The nature of this clear finish is that it doesn't look plastic, even at 5 dry mils. It sands/powders so nicely and it's very durable, it being a conversion varnish.