Anyone know of a furniture refinishing discussion group?
I've recently acquired a 1920's era chest of drawers which I would like to
refinish. It is made out of both a light wood (possibly ash) and mahogany.
It looks like the entire chest (light wood + mahogany) was covered with a
light red stain. Then the light wood was covered with a dark red tinted
lacquer, making the light wood areas about the same color as the
mahogany+light red stain. Then the whole thing seems to have then been
covered with clear lacquer.
Lacquer thinner takes the light wood areas down to a color I will describe
as "ash with a light red stain," something close to dark pink. Lacquer
thinner takes the clear lacquer off the mahogany sections, leaving them the
same dark red color they were originally.
What's my best approach to match the colors? I've checked with Dalys, they
don't offer a "lacquer tinting" product. They suggested I stain the light
wood to match the mahogany, then cover the entire chest with clear lacquer.