Matching a stain on existing furniture

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Forum topic by Ratherbefishing posted 05-14-2012 07:25 AM 3195 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2012 07:25 AM

Topic tags/keywords: stain match red oak

I am building a blanket chest for my cousin and would like to match the stain to his existing red oak furniture. I can order stain from the place he purchased the furniture, but they want $60 a litre (and I’m about $45 too cheap for that). I’ve been trying to mix stains that I already have to get something close – all I have is oil based and nothing even comes close. The grain is too dark, and the rest is way too light. I was hoping for some direction.

Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 12:25 PM

Personally, I would just spend the money. You can spend an incredible amount of time trying to come up with a match and your time isn’t really free is it?

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 02:43 PM

Pay the piper.

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 02:48 PM

Try “Min wax” ,jacoba.
Available at Home Depot
It is much darker in the can than the little icon shows

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