I'm in the middle of a bathroom remodel and SWMBO decided that it
would be nice for the walls of the tub deck (whirlpool tub) to be done
in raised panels. We want to try to match it to the existing natural
cherry cabinets. I didn't build the cabinets, but they essentially
look like they have a coat of varnich, polyurethane, or lacquer
(meaning they are really natural cherry and not stained). I have a
nice stash of rough cut cherry that is a perfect match until,
obviously, I start to machine it.
My question, is there any good method to helping this cherry catch up
to the existing cabinets?
I've just started doing some testing and only applied some wipe on
poly to my first test piece. Its closer but still not there. Does
anyone know if a certain poly or varnish my tint it a little more?
I also thought about leaving some test pieces out in the sun, which I
could do for a few weeks, but I don't have months to play with.
Has anyone been stuck in a similar spot?