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What stain would match best? HELP!

Posted by issalambert (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 23, 12 at 7:25

Hello!
I am new to this forum and am not sure if this is the place to ask this. I am building a home and I have a medium brown stain on my Maple cabinets in an open floor plan. My question is what color stain should I have on my oak 3 panel doors and trim? The trim and doors are up and they are in a natural state right now and I am in love with the lightness! I should also mention that I have handscraped natural light hickory flooring throughout...Can I get away with natural doors and trim too? Will that look silly in the bathroom next to the medium brown Maple cabinets? I do like the color of the medium stain too....what would look best? Please..any help!!! I am desperate!
Thanks in advance!!!


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RE: What stain would match best? HELP!

I think you can go anywhere between the color of the floors and the color of the cabinets. Oak darkens up significanly on its own without any stain, so even a natural finish (no stain) will appear darker than they look now. A true natural colored oak can only be accomplished with water based finishes, so be sure to ask for samples before committing to anything.


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RE: What stain would match best? HELP!

Thank you for the helpful information!! I appreciate it very much!!!


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RE: What stain would match best? HELP!

Try Minwax Early American. I suggest making the oak intentionally different so it doesn't look like you tried to match and missed.


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