ebonize


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ebonize

To blacken with paint or stain to look like ebony.
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You ebonize wood when you apply a black, translucent stain to it.
If the wood grain is unattractive, however, just paint the piece, don't ebonize it.
There was a time when Victorian interior decorators would ebonize everything from chair frames to door cases, but the method continues today, in a more perfect form, in the finishing of the cases of grand pianos," the Encyclopedia of Wood notes.