I'm going to stain some trim work, but it's a mix of red oak & pine.I don't
want to make it too dark, a light pecan color would be good I've tried a
few test but as you can imagine the red oak looks great but the cathedrals
in the grain become very pronounced , while the pine looks very plain next
to it. Any ideas on what I could use to blend them together?
Try putting on a spit coat of shellac to act as a sealer. You can also wipe
it down with mineral spirits first, then stain. That keeps the more porous
areas from absorbing as much. Will it blend oak and pine? I don't know as
they are much different.
You can also look into dyes. I don't have any experience with them myself,
but I've heard of using them for matching different woods. Others will know
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