01:09PM | 11/16/04
Member Since: 11/15/04
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I have a cabinet that I put strips of paduke on 8 years ago. Now i am refinishing the cabinet again I noticed that the paduke has turned a brown color. And yet the left over wood that I kept in storage all these years still has retained it's red color. I have been told that I need to use a special glue to avoid this from happening again. Can someone point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.


04:41PM | 11/29/04
Member Since: 04/17/04
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Padauk is very light sensitive, much like cherry, and oxidizes to a brown color over time. This only happens on the surface and if it's planed the color will come back. The key to preventing the color shift is to block ultraviolet light from the wood. I once read an article (I think in FINE WOODWORKING) that said to first coat the wood with Armor All before finishing with another wood finish. I guess it works like suntan lotion. I don't know how long it will work, but it at least slows down the darkening process.
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