I have a few questions about color:
When I look on the net at some of the lighter woods like ash, alder, and birch, I see all different kinds of color variations and tints.
1) Are these differences due to color variations in the wood itself (like where it grew or its environment) or in the finishing/staining or both?
2) Does this mean that you can achieve pretty much any color effect you want depending on how you finish (a lighter wood)?
2) Are all woods going to darken over time no matter what the finish is?