I recently built a office desk out of red oak with raised panels on the front and sides. My question revolves around the finishing of the desk. I've noticed slight variations in the wood tones and am concern about achieving a consistent finish. I was thinking of using a can of Pecan stain, but would like suggestions on maybe a better way to do this. I'm a newbi when it comes to finishing furniture, except for the stain in a can and poly. Any suggestions?
I've also posted on alt.woodworking, but I thought I would ask this group as well.