Cynthia, you can use the Minwax penetrating stain , after you wipe it on take a rag soaked with thinner , depending on how much you want to remove depends on the amount of thinner on the rag. Best to do a test area , Let the stain set about 5 minutes and then wipe off. Usually this will give you more of a grain look, wiping away the top wipes off the harder grain areas resalting in more grain
Oak table with hickory wiped stain;
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