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Ken Masco
08-18-2010, 1:53 AM
Iím building a wall to wall library bookshelf with two slant front desks built in. Iím for sure using fiddle back maple veneer in a frame and panel desk fronts. I decided that I would color the veneer with whatever makes the dramatic figure of the maple veneer show the best. At this point, itís either straight Liberon or a brown dye with liberon. Iím now trying to determine what I want to make the rest of it out of. Iíve narrowed it down to all maple, cherry, walnut or mahogany. Iím talking about the shelves, rails an styles etc. Iíve been experimenting with different dyes and finishes on the maple veneer, with straight Liberon on all the other pieces, my shop looks like a sample store with over 25 samples in various stages of finishing. What Iíve come down to is either liberon furniture oil with the cherry (no color added to the maple), or a light brown dye with liberon and walnut or cherry. During the testing they both look great. What Iím wondering is how the Liberon will age, primarily on the fiddle back maple veneer. Will it yellow? Get darker? I know the cherry will darken with age and am OK with that.
Iím hoping this project will be a masterpiece and would appreciate any wisdom any of you might have.

Steve Schoene
08-18-2010, 6:27 AM
Which Liberon? That is a brand name for a fairly wide range of products--including steel wool.

Ken Masco
08-18-2010, 1:30 PM
Which Liberon? That is a brand name for a fairly wide range of products--including steel wool.
It's Liberon Finishing Oil