Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) moulding drying out?
About a year and a half ago, I happened to find a couple of lengths of door casing in Jatoba at my local finishing store - leftover pieces of a special order. I snapped them up because I'm a moulding junkie even though I didn't have an immediate use for them.
Today I finally decided where to use them but when I unwrapped them (they were tied face to face), I noticed they had gotten streaky, as if the oils in the wood had partly concentrated in some areas/dried out of others. The boards are not (mercifully) split or warped though.
So three questions with an obvious emphasis on the last one: what went wrong? How best to fix it (I'm presuming oil, but what kind)? and ...How to finish the pieces to ensure that this doesn't happen again after installation?
The desired finish would be a clear one, obviously I guess.
Thanks for any thoughts on the matter,