A friend asked me if I could make them a table from one of her Great Grandmothers doors. I think it's yellow pine. The problem will be matching the old wood to the new. It was painted white at one time and had what was maybe a varnish under that. I scraped and sanded trying not to remove the patina of the wood. It's hard to tell in the picture, but the door has a lot of red undertones, if that makes sense. I'm going to use an antique walnut gel stain on the door to even out the color for the most part.
The base for the door will be from white pine. As you can imagine the new wood is a lot lighter than the old. Here's my first attempt. I put a base coat of some dye I had laying around and then top coated with the gel. You can see the color just isn't right. Any ideas on what to do the get the colors closer?
Before you think her family is a bunch of hobbits, I cut the door down to five feet to better fit her space.