Black Walnut Stain DIY Finishing Process - January 2022
Back in November, I posted a couple of photos and talked about the process of turning a collection of Black Walnuts into a
homemade1 scratchmade wood stain. In that post, I laid out the steps from collecting the walnuts to bottling the stain - and about midway is where we pick things up in this post. Six weeks of macerating in the five gallon bucket with a little bit of evaporation ended up yielding about 3 gallons or so of material. A quick stir with a stick every once in a while and I had a thick, black syrup. Along with a mass of walnut hulls and bits.
1. [I'm always struck by how using the phrase 'homemade' isn't quite right, especially in restaurants. You see it all the time on menus: homemade this. homemade that. Well, if this was made in someone's HOME, I'm not sure that is what everyone wants. I much prefer housemade. Or...what I'm using here, above, 'scratchmade'.]↩