I have a grain problem that I would like the newsgroup's opinion on. I have
an arts & crafts dresser that is in quartersawn oak. The problem is that
the edge of the top has a really UGLY grain figure. Yea, I should have done
something in my choice, but I did not realize how bad it would turn out. My
chest of drawers ...
did not show this up in the same way. This is the dresser. It has just
been stained, but I am willing to do some drastic things if necessary.
I would like to get your opinion on it. I have pointed to pictures of the
arts and crafts dresser. As I said, the wood is quarter sawn and I was able
to get the quarter sawn edge on almost every area, but the top edge shows
plain sawn. Worse yet, when it got stained, it gives the appearance of the
My question is:
Is there a finishing solution (possibly to de-accent the grain)
Should I bite the bullet and take the top off and attach a quarter sawn