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Posted on Staining birch to resemble mohogany

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#1 posted 02-07-2018 10:15 PM

You could try a washout of dilute dewaxed shellac (1 lb). Bulls Eye Seal Coat is a commercial version. Put on a single coat, let it dry, and sand very lightly with 320 or so. This will limit the penetration of the dye. I would probably use a water base dye. Rub it on wipe it off, and see if you like the colour. Remember that it will likely look more like the wet version than the dried result when finished. You can repeat the dye coating until you are happy.

I agree with OSU55 that this might give you the colour but will never make the birch look like the grain of mahogany.

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