Matching oiled butcherblock color
My new island has a butcherblock countertop that I have treated with mineral oil. I have unfinished maple legs from Osbornewood.com that are about the same color as the butcherblock before I oiled it, but now are lighter. I tried oiling the legs on the hidden side ... let's just say it doesn't work the same way as with butcherblock! Oh drat. In trying to include a link, I just realized I purchased soft maple, which is not stain-grade, instead of hard maple. Any suggestions for a stain or other treatment on the soft maple to achieve the same color as the oiled butcherblock? Do I need to return these for the hard maple?