-CB- said:I'm glad... VERY glad someone else is thinking outside the box on this sort of thing. RIT dye works GREAT on wood, and if you use a UV inhibiting lacquer (or poly I suppose) it will be very color fast too.
-CB- said:RIT liquid can be diluted with water.
Mix RIT powder in BOILING water (just a little water is needed), then it can be diluted further with Denatured Alcohol (which penetrates better in some instances, and no worse than water in any instance). You'll end up with like 2 or 3 ounces of water, and the rest to make a quart or so with denatured alcohol.