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57transtar guy
09-27-2014, 07:21 PM
Started the wood railing... What do you guys think for stain?

I still need to router the edges and sand the wood but waiting for it to age a bit. Then I'm going to use the same wood for the bed with either polished stainless or paid table bed channel... Thoughts?


09-27-2014, 09:17 PM
My brother made me a set of side rails like that for my 59 Scotsman. They did double duty as loading ramps for my Lawn mower.

09-27-2014, 09:56 PM
That is one beautiful truck, and you just keep making it purdier !

Not to change the topic, but what MPG are you getting with that EFI and 700R setup?


Commander Eddie
09-27-2014, 10:21 PM
That is similar to what I plan to do with my Champ. It looks great. As a woodworker, I would go with a clear or light colored stain. Just enough to bring out the grain in the wood but not dark enough to change the over all tone of the wood.

09-27-2014, 10:26 PM
You can artificially age the wood by applying some oxalic acid and then neutralizing it with TSP. Experiment with some scrap and time your test pieces to determine how long you need the wash to work. Some woods take longer than others to "age."

09-27-2014, 10:33 PM
38018 I used mahogany on mine. This picture was when it was new. It's a little more weathered now.

38019 I like the weathered look better.

57transtar guy
09-27-2014, 11:32 PM
Joe... I'm getting 18-22 (estimated) depending on in town versus highway.

The wood is white oak which will age to a grey tone so I'm thinking of either yellowing with a neutral oak stain or just darkening with a clear stain.

Colgate Studebaker
09-28-2014, 11:05 AM
I'd try to keep it on the lighter side vs. darkening it. There are so many options, you might try several stain shades on some scrap pieces, even mixing stains together for a personal "look". B.V.