I refinished the top of this drop-leaf table. I sanded it to bare wood, ending at 320 with a ROS. The wood looked like mahogany or walnut to my untrained eye. I wanted to stain to match the drawer front.
I rubbed on Minwax Dark Walnut stain. The results were quite spectacular, a gorgeous tiger stripe with real depth, especially after I topped it with some wipe-on poly. BUT IT DOESN’T MATCH THE DRAWER FRONT.
HOW COULD I HAVE STAINED IT SO THE RESULT WAS MORE UNIFORM?
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BACKGROUND – I volunteer at a household goods recycling center. I repair and refinish some of the better pieces of furniture that are destined to be sold. I have very little experience.
The Wood Loon