Which Oak Species (Red/White) to use for Cerused/Limed Effect?

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Hi Everyone,


I'm making 2 7'tall Oak Book Cases out of 2" x 2" sections and 3/4" shelving, see image for basic idea...


The thing is... I need to use a Cerused/Limed effect without adding a stain first... I.e. Seal, sand, wire brush, liming wax, wipe, finish...


Do any of you have any experience of doing this and if so, which Oak would you recommend?


Any help would be appreciated.


Kind Regards




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I don't think there's going to be an major advantages choosing one over the other .... Both Have open grain and are suitable for the liming process, your just going to have to choose between two different colors.

I suggest getting a small amount of each wood and going through the process as you would and then picking the one you like more.

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