Thanx for posting this Joseph.
I was thinking about trying some fuming myself and you have saved me some head aches.
I wasn't aware that the fuming didn't darken the sapwood. In fact, I was under the impression it would even out the colour better than stain.
I also didn't know household ammonia didn't work as well. That's what I was planing on using.
Is there another ammonia that's supposed to be used?
I'm surprised to hear it didn't work on oak. That's what I was planing on trying it on and thought it would be fine.
I can now scratch that particular test off my to do list. You saved me some time and trouble.
J.P. Rap Mount Hope Ont.
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