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Posted on Vanity Questions - Waterproofing, Stain and Wood Species

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#1 posted 12-11-2018 05:40 PM

Cherry would give you that color but will darken as it ages. Another wood with a similar color is Alder. It is often used in place of cherry on cabinets. You might have to add a little color to the alder to get the exact match. Cherry will darken as it ages and is exposed to light but that can be slowed with a varnish or verathane finish. Both would provide a durable surface.
You mentioned pine. If you haven’t worked with adding color to pine be cautious because it accepts stain unevenly unless you seal it first. You could add a colored shellac for color which works well on pine. There are some darker amber shellacs that will come close to your color. If you want to add a harder finish like varnish or verathane over the shellac be sure to use de-waxed shellac.

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