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    I have done my research and I'm so frustrated of the fact that, no forum, no search or any research has lead me straight to the point of what timber has a nice dark brown colour to it. Due to that being the case, I'm oblivious to what stain or finish to use. Someone please help! It would be much appreciated, thanks.

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    If you are looking for stains and have a particular colour in mind, then get out to the shops and look at the stains - there will be samples of how the different stains look when finished - usually with one and 2 coats of stain so you can see the effect.

    As to what is a dark brown timber, depend on how dark, how brown, and whether you want to use Australian timber or not. Walnut is a nice dark brown, but isn't Aussie.
    The other day I described to my daughter how to find something in the garage by saying "It's right near my big saw". A few minutes later she came back to ask: "Do you mean the black one, the green one, or the blue one?".

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    +1 for walnut
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    Burdekin plum, look at the pedestals, knife block and hall table at www.timberworks.weebly.com
    I use it a bit, limited but available throughout cntrl north Qld

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    Sorry but I reckon that's not even brown let alone dark brown. That's more like medium-dark orange.

    Walnut and gidgee are brown, Ancient redgum and old growth Jarrah are dark brown.

    Antonio, I'm not a fan of stains they always look second rate to me. Another alternative is to use oils that naturally darken timber, something like tung oil will turn old growth Jarrah almost black.

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    If you looked at what I wad referring to and not the butchers blocks you would see it. Hall table and pedestals

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    Bob, the pic you've copied is in jenno's sig line, check the link he has pasted. Some very nice samples of Burdikin Plum in his photos link

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    Blackwood is nice too.

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    We're going to have to do all the work here for Antonio, it's hard to think sometimes.

    Within 2 seconds of searching on Google I found these (many like it as well):



    One of the best web sites for local timber information and descriptions is Vern's, he's a regular contributor to this forum:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjt View Post
    We're going to have to do all the work here for Antonio, it's hard to think sometimes.
    I am thinking that as well.

    Antonio, perhaps the best place to start would be to check out some timber suppliers near you, and see what they have available that will suit your needs.

    Its probably not much good for you looking at timbers that are not readily available to you in your area, unless you want to pay for the freight to get them to you, some of the timbers mentioned already will be expensive enough without the added cost of freight, Unless of course you are making something small like a box, etc.

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    Can someone please tell me how to PERMANENTLY turn off that annoying "Automatically retrieve titles from external links" setting! If I don't think the URL by itself is sufficient, I'm perfectly capable of creating a properly formatted hyperlink all by myself.

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    ...and why start 1 thread when 3 will do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjt View Post
    We're going to have to do all the work here for Antonio, it's hard to think sometimes.

    One of the best web sites for local timber information and descriptions is Vern's, he's a regular contributor to this forum:

    Turning Trees Into Toothpicks

    Don't suppose we'll get a thank you either.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ironwood View Post
    I am thinking that as well.
    I'm getting a little over the attitude of some posters as well

    I'm starting to wonder if the appropriate reply to Antonio's
    I have done my research and I'm so frustrated of the fact that, no forum, no search or any research has lead me straight to the point of what timber has a nice dark brown colour to it.
    is:
    Huon Pine
    Celery Top
    King Billy Pine
    Australian Beech
    regards from Sydney

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