First, Id like to thank Dave Hawksford for taking the time to answer me in PMs to explain exactly how to brown the redness of my finished product.
Made moldings,(outside door trim) rosettes, and 2 shutters out of mahogany.
Did not stain the shutters yet, or glue them yet, just finished.
I used Thompsons sealant clear, and sikkens srd mahogany shade to finish.
It came out too red.
Reluctantly, I hung the door trim outside, and in the sun, its really red.
My wife absolutely loves it. I hate both the color and the header I made, which due to an error, had to change, but my wife said its fine, she likes it.
Now IM stuck with a header I dont care for, and a color I dont care for.
My house is light tan wooden shakes in front, and all the trim was dark brown.
I didnt mind a little reddish tones, but eh.....
So Dave told me to mix in green tint with the sikkens and brown it up.
And I did, Aboffs here on LI was kind enough to give me a little green tint for free today.
I have not redone the trim around the door yet, I have not cleared it with the wife, but regardless I think, that red is coming down a shade or two.
IF I can, I will also rip the header down, since I put it up there to withstand a hurricane, now I cant pry it off, but will wait till later in the week and give it a shot.
Im going to finish the shutters with the original sikkens, then second coat it with the newer brown shade to match the door trim.
Ill post a picture of the door trim when I have the door painted and the final shade I decided on with input from my wife.
Ive never done any real work in my home or on my home besides painting or wallpaper, none I do well.
My work is mostly experimental, hit or miss, but its an experience, so maybe when my son buys his first home within a year or two, I can do better work for him if Im healthy enough.(or hell ban me from touching a swithplate in his home)
Heres the shutters I made, 14 inch by 54 inch, raised panel, all solid mahogany.Unfinished as of now.