Dan I have finished numerous pieces of box elder with antique oil and all still have the red. Some are 5 yrs old. I think the big thing is to keep the pieces out of the sun. My sister has a piece that came out of the same piece I have on my mantel. Her sits on the table near a window. Hers has turned a light brown color and mine is still red. I have talked with a few of the pro turners and they said even with UV screens in the finish it won't stop the color turning when in the sun.
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