Ebonised Oak Duckboard

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Project by Panga Design posted 10-19-2011 12:25 AM 3428 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Right guys!

No pitch… bull…......just a technique that works well with oak.

Have been looking for a way to “stain” duckboards that will ensure no “run” or “fade” under the conditions the product is faced with.

Vinegar solution with rusty nails and wire wool. Left for 4 days, strained through an old pair of tights (thanks missus!). Sprayed onto finished product and within 3 hours…..a perfect stain that retains the visible grain and will never lose colour.

Thanks again LJ’s for the heads up.

-- Al Carscadden, Panga Design, [email protected]

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#1 posted 10-19-2011 02:00 AM

That is a very interesting technique. Thank you for the information.

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#2 posted 10-19-2011 08:34 AM

Thanks guys…..every day’s a learning experience :)

-- Al Carscadden, Panga Design, [email protected]

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#3 posted 10-20-2011 07:05 AM

Cool. I always wanted to try an “ebonizing” technique like that with the vinegar and metal solution.

-- Happy woodworking!

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