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Forum topic by fieldhocky20 posted 02-15-2016 02:56 PM 370 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-15-2016 02:56 PM

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Hi, my husband and I are new to the wood working business. We have a client that would like us to match the coffee tale we are making her with the picture. We have bought several stain colors and have been way off. Anyone have any ideas what stain this is? Any help would be appreciated as we are going to go broke buying samples!

Thanks in advance!

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#1 posted 02-15-2016 03:44 PM

You didn’t post a pic, so I can’t really help you. But there’s not enough information to help anyway. Stain color will depend on the wood used, how it’s prepared, how it’s applied and if there is a finish over it.

Best solution will be to take a sample of the wood you’re staining and your reference picture to a paint store or woodworking store and let someone there help you match it up.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 02-15-2016 08:00 PM

Matching commercial furniture can be difficult unless you match their finishing schedule which can be fairly complex and include grain fillers, stains, dyes, and toners. On top of that, you need to match the color and tone. Posting a picture will help your question but in the end, the answer will be to make a bunch of test boards and experiment.


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#3 posted 02-15-2016 08:41 PM

If you know someone who paints maybe they can give you some pointers.My best friend is a artists and has helped me in the past when I had to color match. I’m not taking about a house painter.The other kinda that works with water colors and paints on canvas.

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#4 posted 02-15-2016 11:29 PM

You might want to consider hiring a professional.


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