The Art of Coloring Wood

The Art of Coloring Wood

A Woodworker’s Guide to Understanding Dyes and Chemicals

Brian Miller, Marci Crestani


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If you’re a woodworker looking to take your skills–and your next project– to a higher level of craftsmanship, you might want to consider coloring your wood with chemicals and dyes instead of stains. Unlike stains that can trap light and obscure grain patterns, chemicals and dyes, when handled properly, are one of the best methods for enhancing a wood’s color or accentuating the grain pattern. A classic technique that’s been practiced for centuries, coloring wood is a sure way to infuse a “wow” into your woodworking efforts.


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