Here's something that has be puzzled.
A couple of years ago, I bought about 45 sheets of nice mottled
mahogany veneer. I had a plan for it, but the project was put on hold,
so I stacked it neatly in a corner of my shop.
I pulled it out today to find something strange. The top piece has
darkened on its top side. The underside (and all of the rest of the
sheets) have darkened about 1 inch in from their edges (kinda like how
paper yellows around the edge on old books). So, I'm guessing that
some sort of reaction has taken place with the air. I know cherry
darkens over time, but I've never heard of mahogany doing this.
So now, I'm faced with what to do. I'd like to get these sheets all
uniform again. Oddly, I actually prefer the darkened color of the wood
that was exposed to air. So, if there's a way that I can quickly
"expose" the rest of the sheets sufficiently, that would be good.
Otherwise, I need a way of getting back to the original blond color.