Enhance the Tiger Maple
Before continuing with the assembly, the three front pieces that are made out of Tiger Maple, need some ‘popping’, that is, enhancing the visibility of the curl in the wood.
Tools & materials required: Dye, sand paper and jar.
A little ‘Dark Mission Brown’ powder dye is combined with some distilled water.
The application of the dye to the wood is done with an old cotton rag. To that extend, the wood is sanded, starting with 80-grit paper, followed by 150-grit. As the curl absorbs more of the dye, after another sanding, the curl is visibly enhanced.
The larger bottom panel after a partial application of the dye.
The assembly is discussed in the third and final posting.