staining oak wood

truck_1958June 11, 2008

I have oak boards for the bed floor of a '58 Cameo pickup truck and would like advice in staining the boards. I want a light grey filler or stain in the grain and ebony on the surface. I know there is a method to accomplish this but I don't know how and would appreciate help for all that have been successful with this method. Thanks.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The boards are white oak.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 9:45AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I like the Black "stain" that IRON gives to oak

Take a bucket full of iron/steel....Nails, old tools, rusty hardware........and add one gallon of vinegar (white works fine)......Fill the bucket with water

After a few days.....pour off and save the resulting liquid........

Apply full strength to any "high tanin" wood......use a brush, flood coat or soak the wood........test with YOUR wood samples............Almost immediately the wood starts to darken......Chemically changing the color......the longer the darker.......YMMV

Since it is water based it will raise-the-grain.....

I personally call the color "Iron Oak"

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 11:09AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Adnorm, Thanks for the info. However, what I'm trying to acheive is answered. But, Thanks anyway.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 12:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Adnorm, I made an error in my response to your post when I wrote "what I'm trying to acheive is, should be isn't answered by the iron oak process. Please check out my original post, if you want, and see what I'm trying to do. Thanks

    Bookmark   June 14, 2008 at 12:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I would not be too quick to judge. The iron stain technique will give you a permanent black deep into the wood. You can then seal it and overglaze with gray which will stay in the pores when wiped off the surface. Abnorm got you halfway there.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2008 at 4:36PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Table saw for hobby work.
I searched this question on here and I did find a few...
Right size tip-out tray for kitchen sink cabinet
My kitchen sink cabinet is 24" wide. I want to...
Woodworking tools
If you're in search of high-quality woodworking tools,...
Type of wood on floor.
Can anyone identify the type of wood on this floor?...
protecting black walnut salt and pepper mill
Hi all, Just got a set of gorgeous discontinued William...
Sponsored Products
Phoebe Mirror - IVORY
$429.00 | Horchow
Cal Lighting Tiffany Antique Brass Two-Light Table Lamp
$206.80 | LuxeDecor
Arteriors Home - Jada 6 Light Wire Wrapped Chandelier - 89323
Great Furniture Deal
Moonrays Outdoor Lighting. Outdoor Color-Changing Solar LED Frosted Snowman Stak
$19.99 | Home Depot
LaPalma | Link Bar Stool
Lenox Ice Blue French Perle Dinner Plate
Apple Shape Hollow Out Wood Made Pendant Lighting
Striped Kilim Green Runner: 2 Ft. 6 In. x 4 Ft. Rug
$41.95 | Bellacor
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™