I need some help with bleaching

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Forum topic by Harold posted 12-03-2007 07:18 PM 1047 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-03-2007 07:18 PM

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I am working on couple fairly traditional hall tables. And I would like to try bleaching the Ohia I will be using. Ohia is very similar in appearance to walnut in both grain and color. The ohia grays very evenly when exposed to direct sun. I plan to ebonize the legs and top which I have done in the past with a simple steel wool vinegar solution, but I want to bleach a carved accent that will hide the aprons. And I haven’t had any luck thus far lightening, or whitening the wood.

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#1 posted 11-07-2008 03:19 PM

I know this is a bit late….hydrogen peroxide used to be used to change the colour of hair…might it work on wood? I’ve no experience with this and don’t know if it is safe to use on wood but I thought it may help.

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