I am on a fool's errand; trying to "match" an existing piece. It is Ethan
Allen's dark cherry, which I suppose is a tinted lacquer.
The closest I have come is a cherry dye with Minwax Rosewood gel stain. It
not quite dark enough, and looks too much like wood. Besides, dealing with
the raised grain from the cherry dye is not an attractive thought.
I have been surfing the stain manufacturer's pages and have come across
Bartley Jet Mahogany. Unfortunately the only store I know that carries
Bartley is on the other side of town, so I thought I would post here first
to see if it is worth the trip.
Has anyone tried this product? The look I am aiming for is pretty dark
brown with just the vaguest hint of grain coming through. (I know, maybe an
Yeh, I know, why would anyone do something this horrible to nice cherry.
Sorry but it was't my idea; the piece looks so good now.