I have a project which is going on a friend’s upright Yamaha piano as a music stand.
The main panel is from some light coloured maple but we want to have the upright supports a deep ebony black to blend in with the black lacquer of the Piano. I am pretty convinced that I’m not good enough at lacquer to get these curved parts up to the Yamaha quality black mirror finish and I’d also like the wood grain to still be visible.
I’ve tried a few stains on the maple and it mostly just shrugs them off, really doesn’t seem very interested in taking a deep colour so I figured maybe I should choose a wood that was more interested in being stained.
So, which wood species would folks suggest to take a really deep black stain well please?