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Posted on Need to start picking wood for a built-ins project...

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#1 posted 02-26-2009 11:18 PM

Doubthead is right about sampling the stain.

You can never be sure just by looking at a can or a color chart how a stain is going to look on the particular wood you are working with. The best you can do is pick something close, and test it on a small piece of your lumber. If you are really going for a specific color, you may find that you have to buy a couple of different colors and experiment with different mixes until you get just what you want.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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