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Old 06-15-2015, 10:47 AM   #1
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Matching Door Stain

Has anyone had success matching the wood and stain used on the cabinet doors? I'd like to make some custom doors and need a little guidance on where to start. Getting real close to the current look would be great. Thanks for the input.
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:56 AM   #2
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I believe I used a yellow oak with satin Varathane for my instruments mount. At $12 a linear foot, that's where I stopped my woodworking career.
The match in this pic looks worse than it is.
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:59 AM   #3
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Gary, as you know it's not just the color of the stain it's the kind of wood you're staining. Pine for instance takes stain very easily, oak not so much.
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:05 AM   #4
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I was able to match the ETI oak paneling pretty well even though it has some red in it. I used red oak veneer, but any red oak panel may do. Then I had a paint store tint some Minwax Polycrylic finish, clear satin. Put on 3 coats and it is hard to tell the new from the old. Formula for the tint is C1, L+, U+
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When I ordered the trailer I asked ETI to toss in a small (4") square each of the counter laminate, the wood laminate, and the upholstery. When it comes time to shop for patch up material, I'll just take along what I need.
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:16 PM   #6
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The doors and the paneling seem to have a different finish, at least on our 19. It looks like the doors are Red Oak, finished in a natural polyurethane while the laminated imitation-Oak plywood has a darker color. I successfully used Windsor Oak in the Minwax Woodsheen product line to do a pretty good match recently. When I get a chance, I'll post a picture.
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I used a natural water based polyurethane to finish any oak added to the trailer. Especially in a year or so, once the natural oak develops a patina, the colours are very close.
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