Ok, I have to give detail as to what I mean here. I bought some birch
plywood and some birch beadboard. The beadboard was prefinished with a
clear semi-gloss to gloss. I tried matching the color yesterday first
by using a clear on the plywood. The contrast of the grain doesn't
stand out as much. Then I tried Minwax natural stain on the plywood,
which kicks up the contrast between light and dark grain but turns it
more towards yellow.
I understand I won't get exactly the same tone, but I'm hoping for
something a little closer. I almost want to "stain" with straight
water, but you know that wouldn't work.
Is there anything that will kick up the contrast before I apply a
clear without changing the color of the wood?