Home of the popular Java Gel stain that has been featured across the nation’s social media for upcycling furniture and cabinets. Remember that solid wood furniture can always be stripped and stained a different tone. The Tertiary colors are made by combining one primary and one secondary color that is along side of it on the color wheel. Think of African mahogany flooring as the jewel that captures admiring looks in any room where you want to create a bold style statement. The video above demonstrates how to fill grain, stain and dye to achieve the following looks and colors in mahogany.
As the Furniture has been pre varnished it will not take a stain into the wood, this is because the varnish creates a seal on the surface of the wood stopping anything from penetrating the wood. It is not a defect in the wood, it is a fact of life as the wood is forced to dry very quickly and unevenly. Well anyway, he’s building a custom piece for a client who wants the color to match a particular bamboo cutting board. In addition to Jamaica and Bahamas, all the British controlled islands exported some mahogany at various times, but the quantities were not large. Initially – after only two months in direct sunlight – the new low VOC holds its color better.
I can’t see why we can’t work with the current dark wood color, I’d touch up all the doors and trim as needed and clear coat with a satin polyurethane. It should go without saying, though, that the exact color results on African mahogany can be a little bit different (but probably not drastic). Learning to think of flooring as an indispensable element of décor is absolutely necessary in order to pick the best possible wood floor color.
Black being the absence of color is shown at the bottom center, and its lightest tint, silver-gray is top row left. Thank you for you inquiry, you could have a look at the Fiddes Hard Wax Oil this is a durable seal that will protect and nourish the wood, whilst giving a natural finish. Well, to tell you the truth, that’s my standard color matching consultation fee.
Hi thee Suzanne What I am suggesting you and your husband do is, in one of the upstairs bedrooms, paint the baseboards and all the trim around the doors, closets and the windows frame and the trim around the windows the color of white that matches the white that is downstairs. Before you go anywhere near an interior wood stain or decking stain , you need to know what type of wood you’re dealing with. A consequence to that is you’ll need to raise the grain” of the mahogany beforehand.
Its aromatic and moth repellent qualities have made it a popular wood for lining drawers, chests and boxes. I’m not familiar with those exact colors but from the sound of the names, I would probably go dark as you need a contrast. I stripped (4 days w/many techniques) a majority of the black stain off but still have some still visible in the grain and I think this will add to overall appearance. It’s every bit a true mahogany as the original Cuban species that became commercially exhausted in the mid-20th century. While it is softer than Red Oak, it does actually have a tighter grain, which makes it very easy to finish.
Any extra resin or oil in the wood resists this action; and of course, when you add oil to the surface as regular maintenance, you are preventing the bleaching. Using a wood floor in a wet area like a bath can be a problem, but this mahogany floor can handle any insult this bathtub can dish out. For longevity – holding color the longest – Cabot’s Australian Timber Oil, ATO”, mahogany flame color, is the best. In fact back then it was not uncommon to find pallets made from Philippine Mahogany.
Mahogany wood floors mixed with these paint colors are ideal in a modern, hip space or a space focused primarily on contemporary style. Nevertheless, African mahogany is a wood that looks much better with the grain filled, and it takes the dyes and stains virtually just as easily as genuine mahogany. IF you are looking to paint or stain this wood it holds all types of stains and finishes.
PRINCIPAL USES: For enhancing wood grain on interior wood works and other surfaces such as cabinets, furniture, paneling, etc. Walnut features attractive blonde sapwood streaks within the darker tones and it generally has a straight grain with occasional waves or curls. Try stacking one piece of white-oak molding with a piece of Philippine mahogany for a large wall panel design. African mahogany flooring is at home in a wide range of settings – from rustic to contemporary to exotic.
A design trend is using an assortment of complementary wood species to create a unique sense of style, warmth and sometimes a contrasting appearance. I am having a terrible struggle trying to decide between staining all of the orange oak a darker walnut color, or painting everything white. The wood turns gray, splits and absorbs water – the food source for infestation. As with other Mahogany family woods, the color will darken slightly with age and UV light exposure. Both sides of a sample plank of African mahogany / Khaya anthotheca – HUGE enlargements are present.