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miamicuse 02-27-2012 10:15 PM

How to match wood patterns?
I have a solid wood bookshelf that had some drywood termite damages on one of the panels. After treatment I cleaned up all the loose wood fibers and filled the voids with wood filler.

Now the rest of the shelf is stained with really dark wood stain so it shows a faint wood pattern. The area that's patched with wood filler is just cream color. If I apply the same wood stain it wouldn't look right.

Is there any way to make this "patch" less noticeable?

joecaption 02-27-2012 10:27 PM

Not likly, a picture sure would be nice.
Wood filler is not real wood so it's going to absorb stain differantly.
Not even two differant woods will stain out the same.

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