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Thread: Any suggestions on how to stain oak border around maple ply

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    Any suggestions on how to stain oak border around maple ply

    Im looking to keep myself busy with some touch ups.
    I built this TVStand/shelf last year.
    Maple ply with an oak face frame and oak moulding.
    I never finished it, since I wasnt sure what I wanted to do, and then I realized its probably too late.
    I rubbed 2 coats of boiled linseed oil on it, and I never did anything else.
    I just left it, cause the small TV that was going to be on top of it, well, I had a little discrepency with the TV one night, and it left. Its now in a college dorm in Hartford.
    Id like to know if there is anyway I can stain the oak cherry colored, over the linseed oil from a year ago, and how would I keep the stain off the maple ply where I attached a border . (biscuits)
    Do I have a shot, or is this something I just should leave alone.(I might have asked about this a while ago, I couldnt find it.)

    is there a taping product, cause I dont think the blue painting tape would keep the stain off the maple.

    Id like to stain the oak cherry because my bedroom set is maple veneer with a cherry border.
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    Last edited by allen levine; 05-07-2008 at 11:28 PM.

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    Stain works best on bare wood, not on top of BLO which has blocked the wood pores. No matter how you color oak, it will not look like cherry. Thus I suggest you save your effort.
    Charlie Plesums, Austin Texas
    (Retired early to become a custom furnituremaker)
    Lots of my free advice at www.solowoodworker.com

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    Im going to take your advice.
    What i dont know about finishing wood might be able to fill 4 books.
    I was pretty sure I should have stained all the pieces first, before I attached them all, then rubbed it down with the linseed oil.

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