Mickguard Posted November 17, 2006 Report Share Posted November 17, 2006 I was just speaking to a wood guy...he told me that there are various methods for provoking chemical and other reactions with different woods species to provoke color changes in the wood itself. For example, when beech is heated, it turns a pinkish/red. Another method he described is that one places clay in a pattern on the wood, then heats the surface--the part covered by clay will remain unchanged, but the wood around it will turn different colors. And I suppose there are myriad chemicals or substances one can apply to wood to provoke color changes (or spots, etc) as well. Perhaps even certain substances that work to highlight the grain. Does anyone have any experience with these ideas? Know any places to look for info? Seems like it could be a very interesting alternative to staining. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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