Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Stained planks

Stained planks
Originally uploaded by Phil_Parker.
I want to make the top rail on my boat out of wood. In my Dad's spares box I snaffled some thin planks from the USA which will be ideal. They are a pale pine colour and I fancy something a bit darker.

Rosewood ought to be good but since I was doing a test I also used some walnut and oak colours. Suprisingly the oak looks best (nearest on the left) with the green of the hull. It's not a colour I normally like but here with a coat of varnish it's going to look smashing.

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