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01-24-2011 03:56 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question walnut maple finishing

im getting ready to do the finish on a few boxes ive made. they are made of walnut with maple tops and splines. I’ve put a couple coats of shellac on the boxes and want to apply a coat of wax over that. i dont want to use a light wax due to it showing up white in the grain of the walnut. So I’ve been looking into the Briwax dark brown, for my question. How will the dark brown wax affect the maple splines? I don’t want to change the color on them at all but I’m not sure how the colored wax works since I’ve never used it. any help is appreciated. thanks

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#1 posted 01-24-2011 04:33 AM

I’ve used the dark waxes to try to darken too-light finishes. It doesn’t
do much for that, only a shade or two.

If you’ve filled the pores on the maple judiciously the wax will darken
the maple a bit but not much. It mostly collects in big pores, end grain,
and carved areas.

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