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Forum topic by dwfowler46 posted 10-19-2021 11:52 AM 232 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-19-2021 11:52 AM

I am new in the hobby! On my my first project I turned a large double cookie slab into a side table. On a blog I read the poster said you should begin a cookie by using Epoxy to seal it, since it also had some holes and 1 large crack I decided to go for it (I have never used Epoxy). After some miner trials and errors I finished it with around 10 coats of poly and it turned out very nice! My question is the Epoxy darkened the wood quite a bit, is it the nature of cookies to darken as it absorbs the finish, does Epoxy turn them dark, or did I use a crappy Epoxy?

The wood was Black Walnut that started with medium red tones and ended up almost espresso dark. Thanks, Dennis

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#1 posted 10-24-2021 04:47 AM

Yep, saturating the outer layer of wood will darken it. Comes with the territory. But some things darken less. For example, waterborne finishes. However, I like the idea of penetration of the protection. To get maximum penetration, you’d have to keep the surface wet with waterborne finish as long as possible.

Now, what’s this cookie thing you’re talking about?

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