I have playing with wood dye off and on and have never been really please with the results until this weekend. I have so much of this sycamore I was getting a bit bored with the whiteness of it and it seemed to be a good place to experiment. The base coat is brown with red and yellow highlights. I also dyed the top black — just a light coat that lets the grain show through. The piece is finished with one coat of lacquer and several coats of wax.