2 drawers, different shade after stripping finish off

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Forum topic by fourtay22 posted 05-01-2015 01:40 AM 508 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-01-2015 01:40 AM

So I finished the chemical strip of this credenza and noticed that one side of drawers is a shade lighter than the other side of drawers despite stripping both at the same time. I have yet to sand down.

This is not the first time this has happened and wanted to get anyones opinion if:
1) Should I re-strip the drawers that are a shade darker?
2) Go ahead and just sand without re-stripping the darker one

I did use alcohol on both just to get an idea if after staining with danish oil they would look much different and despite one having a darker shade of brown, could not really tell the difference between the two.

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#1 posted 05-01-2015 01:50 AM

You can try re-stripping but typically, I just blend disparate colors together with a selective application of dilute dyes then apply a light stain over the entire piece.

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