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 Post subject: How did they do this
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:26 pm 
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Hi everyone, I’m currently building my own log home and ready to do my hardwood floors. I have 5” white oak micro beveled unfinished hardwood flooring. I’m going to pre finish it before I put it down. I really like the look in the picture but I’m not sure how to go about achieving the dark grain light wood color. I am an avid woodworker so I’m not new to staining and finishing but I’m just not sure how to go about getting this look. Any suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: How did they do this
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:03 pm 
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Polishing the surface before applying the stain will give you the look. You will need to have a stain mix that will achieve the dark color in the spring wood. The polished summer wood is harder so it will be lighter. I start with a walnut color stain and add neutral until I get the color I want. Keep track of your stain recipe so you can add the right parts of neutral so you can duplicate the color with a bigger batch. I start with T spoonfuls so you don't mix too much, 3:1, 5:1, 10:1, etc.
Factory sanding will need to be smoothed even more.
Use an oil based stain with neutral oil, or natural.


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 Post subject: Re: How did they do this
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:03 pm 
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Thank you, I looked up a few buffing/screening videos and it showed this. One think I didn’t see mention it what grit of screen should I start and end with?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:50 pm 
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After sanding to 100 with the big machine you may try 100 then 120 grit screens.
Use a thin white driving pad.


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