Hi guys, Iíve looked quite a bit around this forum and canít find the exact question Iím looking for, Iím sure this is a pretty basic question though so sorry if itís been answered somewhere else.
I need to finish a piece of walnut wood for some decorative trim in the house Iím building, and Iím going for a VERY specific look. The wood was expensive too, so I donít want to just mess around until I get it right like I usually do.
Every where I look on the internet, the tutorials people post describe their desirable outcome as having 2 things that for this specific job I DONT want to have.
1. They always describe trying to create warm reddish or brownish colors. Whereas what I want is best described as a ďcoldĒ color scheme. With as little red as possible.
2. Everyone seems to be trying to even out the colors and hide sapwood, but I actually really like the sapwood. I would like to create a high contrast look with very dark browns and very light obvious sapwood and emphasized grain, so Iím pretty sure I donít want any dye or stain.
Aside from that the only considerations are I prefer a matte finish, and I donít like wood that looks overly waxy to the point where it looks kind of fake to me.
Iíll include a picture of a cutting board I found that has similar coloring to what Iím looking for.
Any help is appreciated or just a link to someone explaining how to make this type of finish. Thanks!