Staining a Wood Carving
My husband loves wood carving in his spare time. One of my favorites is a bird he chip carved; it’s beautiful but the carving gets lost in the light colored wood. I have been wanting to stain it for quite some time to really bring out the details and beauty.
I brushed stain in the carvings and wiped the excess lightly on the wood around it. When it dried I sanded it with 220 and stained it one more time.
After the stain dried I sanded it again with 220 enough to make the wood around the carving quite a bit lighter than what it had originally been. I really wanted the carving to stand out.
Before each application of stain I removed all sawdust with a small brush paying extra attention to the carved areas. I then brushed on a coat of polyurethane. When that dried I sanded it with 220 and put just one more coat of polyurethane on to finish it.
I love how it turned out!!
I think the stain really brought out the intricacies of the carving.
The polyurethane will protect my husband’s craftsmanship while giving it a glossy sheen which only enhances the beauty of this piece.
I’m very proud of my husband and the skill he displays in his wood carvings!
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