I wrote about this interesting coffee table and the wood it is made out of in an earlier post and I thought you might all like an update. You can read the earlier post here... http://furniturecraftsman.blogspot.com/2012/07/african-padouk-coffee-table.html The work on this coffee table has been completed and it looks beautiful!
We used a Teak stain which is dark brown in color. The red still shows through clearly, but the brown of the teak mellows it out and gives it a richer quality. A Satin sheen finish was applied over the top which gives a subtle luster but isn't excessively reflective. What a lovely completed look for this very interesting wood.