Can anyone share any insights on fuming oak and cherry with ammonia. I have read about it somewhere recently, but have no idea where I saw it, or even if it was in an a magazine or a finishing book. I plan to do some test pieces in an old drywall mud bucket. If anyone can help me cut my learning curve, I will appreciate it.
I know i have to loosely seal the top of the bucket at a minimum and that I must take precautions and use a mask. Do you coat with linseed oil beofre or after you fume the wood? How long do before you check the progress? How much ammonia to use? Can it be done outside if the temperature is above 40? 50 degrees?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Forgot the most important question. Do you use regualr household ammonia?
Edited 1/25/2007 1:03 pm ET by jjohn83