Total novice here who recently took up refinishing furniture as a hobby. I bought an antique quarter sawn white oak dining table. It came with four leaves which were slightly different in color than the main table. I attributed the difference to lack of use. However when I stripped the old stain I discovered that the four leaves are flat sawn white oak and they had been a faux quarter sawn finish that made them appear to match the table. I’m concerned when refinishing that the difference in grain between the main table and leaves will look terrible. Photos from before and after stripping attached.
Any thoughts on how to make it look cohesive without buying new quarter sawn boards to make new leaves?