Ebonizing wood is post about Skill Building bookmarked by jerry with ID 11509115088 was uploaded on 24-01-2019 and has been viewed 120,645 times.
The next time you're working on a project that calls for a dark, opaque accent that looks like ebony, try ebonizing wood for the right look.It's a fairly simple process, but works better on some woods than others.
Ebonizing wood is not the same thing as simply coloring wood with ebony stain.When you ebonize wood, you're causing a chemical reaction that makes the material turn black.The benefit to this process is opacity.
When wood is stained you can sometimes see the grain through the stain.When wood is correctly ebonized it becomes pitch black, and you won't be able to see grain through the color.It's important to understand that this is more art than science.
You should definitely experiment before using this technique on a project.Suitable Woods.Ebonizing depends on the wood having a lot of tannin content.As a rule hardwoods have more tannins than softwoods, and dark hardwoods more than light hardwoods.
That makes oak, cherry and walnut good candidates for ebonizing.Birch and maple are not good candidates, but I'll show you a way to work around their shortage of tannins.Even among the usual suspects there's tannin and there's tannin.
One piece of walnut may...