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Posted on Is this tote and knob set rosewood ?

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#1 posted 02-19-2018 01:37 AM

I expected rosewood to be…well…rose colored under the finish. I guess I learned something!


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FYI, rosewood got its name because of the floral aroma when cut and worked, not the appearance.

Any time I’ve put an oil finish on old rosewood, it goes almost black. What I now do to avoid that is sand the rosewood up to a very high grit (usually 1500 or 2000) and then coat with just paste wax. It keeps the color better and feels good in the hand. Doesn’t give a lot of sheen or protection, however.

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