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Forum topic by Alan S posted 12-09-2011 10:26 PM 1722 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-09-2011 10:26 PM

Edit: The dresser we are thinking about is made of Parawood.

So I’m building my son’s crib out of Mahogany and am planning on using a GF dye stain on it to get a dark tone. We need a dresser too, but there’s just no way I’ll have time to make one. We found a dresser made out of pear wood at an unfinished furniture store. Does anyone know how pear would take a water based dye and how it might look next to a mahogany crib? Thanks!


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#1 posted 09-29-2014 09:44 PM

nobody ever replied, thats sad. Pear is nice wood, similar to Cherry. Shouldve stained just fine. Rubberwood has problems taking stain i hear. Did you ever stain it?

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