Maple bookshelves and poplar paneling in all wood library?
Our library will have wood ceiling, paneled walls, and a wall of built in bookcases. Our contract has poplar for all, but the bookshelves (which will be made by a cabinetmaker who does not use poplar) and those will be maple. I'm concerned the two woods will not accept stain evenly and am not sure what to do rectify this. Upgrading the walls and ceiling to maple is not in budget. Any ideas?