Gel Stain, but not as dark as Java? Pictures?

beekeeperswifeAugust 7, 2013

Hi,

I'm looking to see if anyone has any pictures of examples of doing those infamous orangey oak cabinets in a gel stain that is not as dark as the Java.

Not trying to lighten them, but just trying to give them a little help. The counters are black granite, so going to Java is just too much, especially in a kitchen located in the middle of the house w/o windows.

Hoping somebody has an example to share.

Thanks
Bee

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nosoccermom

Brown Mahogany, scroll down about half way.
I'd love to see Antique Walnut.

Here is a link that might be useful: Brown Mahogany gel stain

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 4:19PM
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lazy_gardens

You can mix the shades to get what you want.

I used Georgian Cherry (really red) 1/3 and Java 2/3 to get a deep, warm brown.

If the brown mahogany or antique walnut is not brown enough, add some java

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 6:22AM
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beekeeperswife

Thanks for the info. Appreciate the help.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 2:56PM
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jenhp

I stained this white oak bench with General Finishes, brown mahogany.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 7:53PM
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a2gemini

Hi Bee
I am watching to see what others suggest - I am thinking of gelling my one BR.
Hope you are doing well!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 8:55PM
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