What Woodworkers Need to Know about Light
Use or avoid its effects to your advantage
Professional finisher Jeff Jewitt talks about the advantages and dangers of exposing wood to light. Jewitt talks about ways to reduce exposure and choose durable finish materials to reduce the effect light has on a piece of furniture. He shows examples of pigments and dyes that were subjected to lab tests to show how they withstand exposure. You can’t prevent wood from ever changing, but this article shows how you can control change to a degree.
From Fine Woodworking #142