|Forum topic by megsobrien||posted 03-18-2015 02:57 PM||966 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
03-18-2015 02:57 PM
So I’m a major rookie with woodworking/staining and I have just finished stripping, sanding and staining an oak veneer table and having some maaajor issues. The table top I knew was veneer so was very careful to use a fine sand and made sure i didn’t sand it down too much. Once I was finished (or thought I was) I began to stain and for some reason some areas on the table top are not taking the stain. I have attached a photo for reference. I have tried feathering in the stain in the blotchy areas but I’m still not having any luck.
The pedestal is another disaster in that it is so blotchy I cannot possibly do touch ups. I made the mistake of not putting a wood condition on both pieces so now for the base I am going to resand and add a conditioner, then stain. I do believe that the base is solid wood, or at least I think. See pic for reference. It’s awful I know.
Any suggestions on what I can do to salvage this so I don’t have to go ahead and just slap a coat of paint on it?