AK47 Black Wood Handguard choice of Wood and Finish

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Forum topic by Yero posted 08-22-2016 05:56 PM 1558 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-22-2016 05:56 PM


I am working on a custom-project-build AK47. I decided that I want to get read of all the wood on the rifle accept the handguard, but I don’t like how red/blond wood pops out with all other parts being black.

So I found a company that offered unfinished AK wood furniture ( They have the following types of wood available:

- Baltic Birch Laminate
- Eastern Hard Rock Maple
- Hardwood Birch
- Walnut
- Afromosia (African Teak)

I am trying to achieve a black finish (so it fits better with other black colored plastic and metal parts), but still have grains show up. As of now I am thinking of using black dye stain:

I didn’t have much experience with wood types and wood finishes. Here is one example of an AK with black furniture

I am trying to get a similar result. Accept maybe have wood even darker (closer to other black parts), but still have grains show up.

What choice of wood do you guys think I should choose? What’s going to work the best based on what I described above? Thanks!

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#1 posted 08-22-2016 06:36 PM

Id go walnut, and maybe try a ebony stain.

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#2 posted 08-24-2016 07:04 AM

walnut is durable and relatively light

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