strip, sand, restain darker, tables with inlay - advice please BTW im new !

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11-05-2011 08:31 PM

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Hi all, I’m new to the forum and appreciate the advice in advance. I recently laid new rustic reclaimed wood floor with a dark walnut stain and now my mantle, staircase, and existing tables bug me as they are a golden oak tone which i have grown to despise. Rather than shell out $ for new tables, im considering the possibility of restaining darker to better blend with my floors. The wood may be a maple or beach. The tables also have a thin (1/2”) argile type wood inlay on them. They have a thin satin / semi finish over the golden stained wood.

Questions / advice:
- Should i do what i am suggesting or am i asking for trouble?
- can i simply sand the finish and stain layer off and restain darker?
- should i mask off the inlay and not stain it? Should i finish the inlay then stain all except the inlay to keep inlay from absorbing darker stain?

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