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#1 posted 01-02-2017 04:20 PM

If you are doing large projects like kitchen cabinets in red oak, you need to even out the tone so the whole project looks unified. I find that red oak is so variable in color that staining is the only solution for that, otherwise I’d be wasting an enormous amount of wood to color match every piece. Clients just won’t pay for that. If you are making a one off table then it doesn’t matter and you can color match the wood and avoid the stain, unless the client wants it to match something else in the room. I never stain cherry, but the oaks call for it more in my opinion. Steamed walnut is another one that needs some additional color or it doesn’t really look like walnut.

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