This was made from 3/4" rough cut cherry lumber. I built it and then gave it an aged cherry finish with a product called 100 years in a bottle. This was a two part system that made the
wood age just as it would have if exposed to the sun for many years. The wood went from pink to this color in about 1 hour. Then I put 3 coats of Poly over it. all the detail was made in the shop. The hardware was the only thing that was purchased.
Commented on Jun 08, 2012
Potassium dichromate (K2Cr2O7) is a very strong oxidant and hence it would make sense that it
using it would make wood appear aged, as well-aged wood is probably well-oxidized wood due to its long exposure to air.
A research chemist friend of mine has used this in the lab on a number of occasions. It is highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption. It is also a teratogen, mutagen, and carcinogen. Great care should be used when handling it (he always use gloves and safety glasses). He is a woodworker and yet says using this stuff on furniture is unthinkable.