Create A Fumed Finish
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Ever tried to create a fumed finish? Fuming with ammonia is a traditional Arts & Crafts finishing technique.When exposed to concentrated ammonia, the tannins in white oak cause the wood to darken, yielding a rich, warm color that penetrates the surface of the wood.
Depending on the intended use of the piece, different topcoats can be applied to provide different effects.Boiled linseed oil is easy to apply.Shellac offers additional protection and - depending on the shellac - can provide another layer of color.
Polyurethane provides greater protection than oil or shellac.To minimize the safety risks associated with ammonia, be sure to use proper eye protection, long sleeves, chemical-resistant gloves and a respirator with appropriate chemical cartridges.
While smaller pieces can be placed in airtight containers for fuming, larger pieces will need to be tented in plastic.Your tent does not need to be elaborate (to fume the taboret shown here, I draped plastic sheeting over a sawhorse and weighted it down).
Your fuming tent doesn't have to be anything fancy - some plastic sheeting works nicely.The wide surface area and resistance to ammonia's corrosive effects make glass pie pans useful containers for fuming.
Place the piece in the tent, put in a pie pan or...