Quantcast
  • We invite you to join UKWorkshop.
    Members can turn off viewing Ads!

Finishing a perfume cabinet

UKworkshop.co.uk

Help Support UKworkshop.co.uk:

Rob147

New member
Joined
21 Nov 2020
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Location
BT82 0PJ
I am building a perfume cabinet from parts of old pieces of old furniture passed down by my great aunt, so all of it over 100 years old. I would need help with identifying the wood(s) and the finish. I would like a reddish antique finish so know I will have to dye it first. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks,

Robert.
 

Attachments

Doug B

Shy Tot
Joined
6 Aug 2008
Messages
3,214
Reaction score
348
Location
@dougsworkshop
Your first photo looks like Oak to me the third I’m not sure could be teak it looks lighter than the last photo which could be Sapele might even be Mahogany at that age of furniture.
If you want an oil finish then Treatex do a Mahogany tinted oil which would give a reddish finish.

 

Droogs

Is that chisel shar ... Ow
Joined
14 Mar 2013
Messages
3,296
Reaction score
607
Location
Edinburgh
colron have a great range of different mahoganies from around the world that go from an orangey red to red to dark brown and can be mixed to good effect. They are dyes as opposed to stains
 

TheTiddles

Established Member
Joined
14 Oct 2007
Messages
1,985
Reaction score
165
Location
Wiltshire
If you’re using several different woods, one stain will give several different finishes, which might not be the look you are after
Aidan
 
Top