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Tigerwood Sample...Not as hard and not as pretty

Posted by one2manyButNotEnough (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 7, 12 at 23:59

Today I received a sample of tigerwood. I put olive oil on half the sample board and left the other half untouched. I was told this would simulate the color and look of a more "finish" look. Well, it turned more like honey oak color. Not exactly what I had in mind. To top it off, I thought hardwood is supposed to be hard. I can scratch the wood just by using my fingernails. Is this normal that I can scratch the wood just by using my fingernails? How do people get their tigerwood deck with that redish stunning color with unique tigerwood streak? I just don't want to spend a couple grand on materials only to end up with the look of uniform honey oak look, if you know what I mean. Attach is what the sample looks like.

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RE: Tigerwood Sample...Not as hard and not as pretty

All hardwood can still "scratch" with the swipe of a fingernail, what you shouldn't be able to do is leave an indent with the scratch like you could on a softwood.

As for the color your seeking I would suggest checking out Messmers UV plus for hardwoods. They have a Redwood tinted stain that might be what your looking for. I believe their site is just simply

Just using olive oil will give you the "natural look" w/ no tinting.

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