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Thread: How to get the "Blonde" look ono wood furniture.

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    Rubbed in some yellow printer ink.
    LOL Never would have thought of that
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    Here are some pics of the results.
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    They look to match well in the last two pics.
    What's with the first three, the lower looks darker, is it the lighting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coils View Post
    They look to match well in the last two pics.
    What's with the first three, the lower looks darker, is it the lighting?

    No, you're right. The lower wood is different, and therefore darker. I wish the Bulgy furniture used the same kind of wood for each set.

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    Well you still did a great job on them, and if your doing the rifle to the same standards, keep your eyes out for a set that looks like they match better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny 5.56 View Post
    I've been experimenting with different stains on wood furniture in an attempt to get a blonde color. I've bleached the wood and just added tung oil, which turned out nicely, but was more of a "nude" than a blonde.

    I've used a golden pecan, which also is really nice, but not blonde. I read somewhere what one guy used a mix of Watco Teak Oil and golden pecan, but I have yet to try that.

    What stains (already made or your own mixes) do you guys recomend?

    Thanks!
    What did you use to bleach the wood? I'm stripping a Mauser and want to get it light so I can rub linseed oil into it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coils View Post
    Well you still did a great job on them, and if your doing the rifle to the same standards, keep your eyes out for a set that looks like they match better.

    Thanks. It's tough to find a set with somewhat matching wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBill View Post
    What did you use to bleach the wood? I'm stripping a Mauser and want to get it light so I can rub linseed oil into it

    I bleached the wood first in a mix of Oxyclean and water. I let each side of the wood soak for an hour and then scrubbed the wood under running water to remove any bleach. I let the wood dry overnight and applied the Rit dye the following day.


    I learned about using Oxyclean and water from the guys on this board. They've been really helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny 5.56 View Post
    Here are some pics of the results.
    Looks good. The bulgy wood is 3 different types of wood, so you did an excellent job..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAl View Post
    Looks good. The bulgy wood is 3 different types of wood, so you did an excellent job..

    Thank you. Do you know what the 3 types are? I think they use Birch, and I'm not sure about the other 2.

    Buttsock = usually Birch (I think)

    Upper HG = ?

    Lower HG = ?

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