I know that it's heresy, but I would like to make some cherry a more of a
medium chocolate brown.
I have put my banister back together with new fumed white oak spindles. I
saved the newels because, although painted, they were in interesting and in
relatively good shape.
I stripped them and I'm fairly sure that they are cherry.
Unfortunately, there are already too many different colors of wood going on
so I just want it to blend. ( know it's never going to look like oak, but if
I could just get close with color I would be happy).
Do you think that I will have any luck toning with a tinted wipe-on poly? If
so should I go this a brown, or should I go "past" the intended color to
color to counter the reddish tone of the cherry?
My gut says toning is a better option than stain because there is no scrap
to experiment on and it will let me sneak up on a color.
I do not have spray equipment, so that's not an option.
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