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Cherry Slab- Stains?

by tealetm
posted 10-24-2018 02:13 PM


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#1 posted 10-24-2018 02:18 PM

Another note- would butterflys/bowties be appropriate in this? The cracks are actually where the wood switches to end grain.

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#2 posted 10-24-2018 03:36 PM

Wash it with oxalic acid. Mix about 1/4 cup oxalic acid powder in a quart of hot water and dissolve. Use a cheap chip brush to completely wet the surface. Do the entire surface, not just the dark areas. Let it dry and wash off the crystals. It might take multiple applications.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 10-24-2018 03:37 PM

Interesting Rich and after some more reading you’re not the first to suggest this. Do you think it would take away the “rich” cherry color too though?

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#4 posted 10-24-2018 03:41 PM


Interesting Rich and after some more reading you re not the first to suggest this. Do you think it would take away the “rich” cherry color too though?

- tealetm

It shouldn’t. It’s used often in restorations to remove water stains, etc. Besides, the tung oil in the Waterlox will add depth and darken it.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#5 posted 10-24-2018 03:48 PM

That looks like it was part of a branch. I do like the way it looks but it give me a nervous feeling because of the second center. I hope its very dry.
Good luck

-- Aj

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