Cherry table problem
Last spring, I asked for suggestions on ways to darken cherry to match other wood pieces. The overwhelming reply was "DON'T stain it, it will darken naturally". So I built a nice little hall table, put four coats of clear satin poly on it, and was pretty happy with the result.
We left VT in late November, and just got back here yesterday. We left two candlesticks and a vase on the table. The table did darken some, except for the three spots which were covered. You can easily make out the outlines of the vase and candlesticks. I'm assuming (hoping) that if we leave those spots exposed, and remove everything from the top when we head south again, the color will eventually even out. Am I kidding myself? If so , is there a way to fix the problem?
The optimist says the glass is half full.
The pessimist says it's half empty.
I say the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.