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Old 10-04-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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see thru black finish a different idea.

I searched around in here but didn't really find exactly what I was looking for. We all know what a translucent black finish on a nice figured top looks like. How EXACTLY is this done? The reason is.....................I'm going to do it the new hardwood floors I'm laying in my house. Wife is gone and isn't coming back so I've painted the whole house to look like a recording studio and moved all my music junk back in. I don't care about the cost or labor involved. I only have my kids on the weekends so I have plenty of time on my hands. There are no off the shelf flooring options that look like a guitar top, bare wood, yes. Nothing pre-finished. I'm half carpenter/mechanic/electrician. get it? Any thoughts or ideas? Thanks!
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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It's done with dye and then a clear coat over top.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:04 PM   #3
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that's it? That seems a little simple. I've dyed wood and made many cabinets out of nice wood. It's never came out looking like this. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guit...241920000011000 There has to be much more to it than dying, clearing, and buffing. Most of the internet is full of bullshit, but i've never seen anyone steered wrong in here. I seriously want to make my wood floors look just like that. I bought a crap load of old flamed maple that came from a bowling alley. I can take care of the installation, sanding flat, not a problem. Do I dye it, sand it, dye it etc? Thanks guys.
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:12 AM   #4
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that's it? That seems a little simple. I've dyed wood and made many cabinets out of nice wood. It's never came out looking like this. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guit...241920000011000 There has to be much more to it than dying, clearing, and buffing. Most of the internet is full of bullshit, but i've never seen anyone steered wrong in here. I seriously want to make my wood floors look just like that. I bought a crap load of old flamed maple that came from a bowling alley. I can take care of the installation, sanding flat, not a problem. Do I dye it, sand it, dye it etc? Thanks guys.


You need to buy wood that has a quilted grain on it.


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Old 10-05-2013, 04:28 AM   #5
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Yeah put flamed maple veneer over the floor, dye it black, sand it back a tiny bit so the dye sticks to the deeper parts of the flame and the higher parts start to get lighter again, then clear coat over the top and you're done.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:40 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help!!! I found a place to buy huge sheets of veneer at a great price!! When I get finished I'll upload some pics. I will be the only person with a curly maple floor.
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