After revealing the wood in all it’s natural glory, I wanted to stain it, but something a little differently. I used a process known as ebonizing, which uses a common acetic acid(vinegar),and iron oxide, (steel wool). Combined, they react to the natural tannins in wood and make a dark grey to black stain, depending on species of wood – in this case, a light charcoal color was achieved. Being a chemical reaction, as opposed to staining with a color, there is a more organic look and feel to the piece. I sealed it with three coats of Watco Natural Oil to finish it off. And finally to Revive Upholstery, where once again they did a fantastic job, and the rich yellow color is amazing against the grey wood.

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