Staining Ash on my 1968 Morris Minor Traveller
To start at the end: Can I stain Ash that has had previous application of “Danish Oil”?
I recently imported a Morris Minor Traveller which is a “Woodie” station wagon made in England. The wood frame on the car was in poor condition so I bought a replacement kit from a well known supplier. Because of The Plague and other shortages only a “disassembled” kit was available last Fall. A friend of a friend in England, an experienced Morris Man, installed the kit for me. He had a devil of a time getting the joints to fit as well as they are. This kit seems to have been a collection of random pieces that comprise the whole of what’s used to make up the frame.
Anyway…as a result it’s mostly nice but some joints have gaps. I’ll be sealing those ends to prevent water intrusion but I’d like to darken the wood to minimize the appearance of them. I’d like to achieve a sort of honey golden appearance. The installer prefers Danish Oil for these and applied a coat or two. I think I’d like to stain the wood and varnish. Is that possible now that it’s had the Danish Oil on it? If not is there a compatible Danish Oil that would give me the appearance I’d like to have?
Thanks for your guidance