Can oak be stained a darker brown?
I've found an oak butcherblock table on Craigs List. It has that golden color. I refinished my mahogany cabinets using a cherry mahogany stain - not much red -- mostly brown. I have applied that stain (Gemini Gem Glo) to oak before, but it didn't darken. I understand that mahogany and oak have different grains and will never match, but is it possible to achieve the same color on oak? Since it's butcherblock, I'm thinking the oak grain won't be as obvious. Before I purchase this table, I'd appreciate your advice as to whether I could make it blend in my kitchen.