So to recap here is what I was given, an beech door with an MDF panel.
and the panel was to end up looking like spalted beech which is here
|here is the chart out trying to pin a base colour down|
and a close up of this tricky tricky timber...it has a lot of underlying pattern in it
So I started putting structure and pattern in with acrylic
I'm not unhappy with the result. And here is a close up of the knot
Now all I have to do is take the tape off and varnish...let's hope I can match the sheen of the cellulose lacquer on the surround.
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