I want to stain a entertainment cabinet made of light oak and oak veneer to look more like cherry.
I just tried a test run with Minwax Cherry 235 stain but I found that the wood didn't absorb much of the stain after 15 mins.
The oak has a natural finish on it now. I've only used furniture oil on it. I also tried rubbing the wood with paint thinner first, but i got the same results.
Does anyone have a suggestion on how I might improve my results? Different stain? Different approach?