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

Posted by beekeeperswife (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 7, 13 at 15:59

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

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


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

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


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

Thanks for the info. Appreciate the help.


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

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


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

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


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