i understand that salt water is generally thought of as corrosive to wood, however, i keep thinking of how Venice is built upon timbers submerged in brackish water.
most of the DIY walnut stains are water-based recipes (save for one that uses methyl alcohol, which we are not going to try), but was wondering if salt water might also be used as an acceptable stain for wood?
...we would also most likely add borax to the solution as well, following an 100 year old recipe i found in an old homesteading book.
we are also considering soaking walnut husks in olive oil to create an oil-based stain..
...going to ditch the olive idea and try camelina oil instead of olive...