wood bleach for spalted wood

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Forum topic by skidiot posted 07-30-2017 01:43 AM 609 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-30-2017 01:43 AM

I got a dead fall white oak from a neighbor for free. I have quarter sawed it into small lengths for making clocks and lamps and small projects. After drying in a solar kiln for 3 months I have some really nice lumber. But, some of it has a real dark blotchy coloring on it. It goes all the way through the wood. I have planed a few boards and the stain does not go away. The figuring is quite nice, but I think the dark color will obscure it. Will some kind of wood bleach take away the dark color and leave me with a nice even tone to start with.

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#1 posted 07-30-2017 03:48 PM

Bleach will definitely lighten wood. I recall a recommendation to use pool shock. It’s inexpensive, and you can mix up just what you need at any concentration.

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