I wanted to ask a question regarding the raw wood tabletop project I am currently working on. I have attached some photos – the wood is white oak.
It might be difficult to see, but there are some inconsistencies in the color. (I have circled the areas in question). In some areas, there is a brown ‘patching’ effect occurring, though the areas directly adjacent to it are more white, which we would prefer. Is this just the natural coloring of the wood, or is there a way I can make it more consistent (i.e., white).
Also, please note in one photo the dark marks I have circled, that seem to be in the grain despite my attempt to sand them out. Any thoughts on what these marks are and the best way to get them out, if it’s possible to do so? (sandpaper grit, etc.)