I am building box of hard maple. I really don't want the light tan/almost white color of the maple and I know that oil varnish will add a slight amber tint to the finish. But I think I'd like it to be a bit warmer even. I could stain it, but I think that would be too much. I've never used dyes and again, I think that might be more color shift than I prefer. What I guess I want is an amber with a slight red tint to it.
Any ideas? What would BLO followed by several coats of wipe-on poly do for me?