View Full Version : An Example of Fumed Oak
08-26-2007, 12:28 AM
Thanks for the tip Rich.
08-26-2007, 07:58 AM
I know fumed oak has it's place in the world, and is admired by many. I just don't find it all that attractive.
Interesting process though.
How deep does the color go into the wood?
Will light sanding take off the surface color?
08-26-2007, 03:24 PM
Clears the sinuses pretty well too, if I recall.
08-26-2007, 11:48 PM
I cut through a 1/4 x 1/8 piece today and the color was all the way through.
I only fumed because it is easier than trying to get an even coat of dark stain on the furniture I've been building.
I gurantee that MY computer desk is going to be OILED WHITE OAK!
06-02-2010, 09:04 AM
If you're building furniture for the house, once you start with a particular color scheme, LOML says that you have to stick with it.
I have been fuming white oak to give it a deeper brown color.
Attached is a picture of the results of fuming. The two pieces are from the same piece of white oak. If you look closely you can see where the grain pattern is continued from one piece to the other.
The process is to put the oak in a sealed tent or enclosure and then put a glass dish of 26° be Ammonia in the enclosure for 24-48 hours.
(Edit - The 26° be Ammonia is "Blue Print" or ozalid process Ammonia. It is NOT ordinary houosehold Ammonia.)