I would like to create a table that simulates the look of asian furniture (usually elmwood). This is typically black or asian red with a very smooth waxed satiny finish. As found in authentic asian antiques. NOT the high gloss slick look (glassy look) likely acheived by spraying on many coats of lacquer, but a very smooth wooden look. I'm sure it requires many coats as no wood grain shows. Edges are typcially rounded and often the red color shows thru black or vice versa.
I wonder if this can be achieved by painting layers of paint and shellac or urethane, etc. Or only by spraying on? And what are the best materials to use? Thank you.
Get Help from Bob Vila
- Give-Aways & Offers
- Monthly Must Do's
- DIY Project Ideas
- Step-by-Step Guides
- Inspirational Photo Galleries