The more I looked at the tops the less I liked how much lighter they were than the rest of the tables. I decided to go ahead and dye the tops according to the instructions. I’m really glad I did, the tops are blending much better and I’m really liking the way dye looks compared to stains. I may even dye the rest of the table to get it all to blend together better. I normally love the varience of colors in wood when it’s finished naturally but in this case I think it distracts from the design a bit. Here’s one of the tables with the top newly dyed top and the shelf added. The shelfs are also comming out much lighter so they will definately be getting some dye. Next week end I’ll do the pulls and other than that it’s nothing but a few more coats of wipe on poly to and I’ll be done.
-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.