We’ve recently moved into a mid-century modern house. Some of the original built-in cabinetry is plywood (birch?) and has that familiar amber tint.
I’d like to recreate something similar in kitchen cabinet doors. I’m doing some prototyping/testing with birch plywood. I’m finishing some with Wipe On Poly and will do some with a water-based varnish. I don’t expect the water-based varnish to darken or tint the birch much, but I was kind of expecting the wipe-on poly to do some of that – only minimal darkening in the first couple coats.
Any advice in recreating that amber hue in birch plywood? Shellac? Any particular stain tinting?
Thanks in advance for your help,