|Those dice have so much space!|
|Normally I don't think of black/blue being a great color combo, but this really works well|
To get the black color, I turned to General Finishes BLH Gel Stain, 1/2 pint, Black. (I discuss the finish itself in more depth here). Essentially, three coats of black gel stain on red oak turned the material into a uniform, dark black color. I think the results were pretty great. Over top of the black stain went six coats of Formbys 30064 Low Gloss Tung Oil Finish, 16-Ounce, which isn't really tung oil, but is more of a wiping varnish. It goes on easily, dries fast, and builds up a nice glossy finish.