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olgoat52
03-01-2011, 09:53 AM
Ran across this on finewoodworking. Fast path to that "aged Cherry" color.

http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/35631/tanning-beds-accelerate-aging-for-cherry-not-just-humans

Steve vanPelt
03-01-2011, 11:41 AM
Some woods tan really well. Thought it would be cool to try a natural sunburst with strategically placed and removed tape, left out in the sun to tan.

olgoat52
03-01-2011, 12:13 PM
During the nice weather it has been part of my finish regimen with the cherry pieces to put them outside for a while (and hope for no bird sh*t) but in my latitude there isn't that much change in color. I don't know how I would get an entertainment center into a tanning bed..

Allen
03-01-2011, 10:15 PM
During the past few months (summer here) the UV index has been off the chart. Regularly at 17. Means that you start to burn even thinking about going outside. Don't reckon I'll need that tanning bed solution.

margarette
03-07-2011, 08:16 PM
This latest discovery was indeed so cool. But I also heard that by wiping on a coat of lye solution on cherry is a great success too. The wood instantly ages 100 years. After 15 years, I see no detrimental effects. But anyway, purchasing a tanning bed (http://www.tanning-bed-central.com) at home was indeed a great idea whatever the reason is. You can use it for personal use and even on your wood.