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Old 06-22-2010, 02:12 PM   #1
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I am redoing my kitchen cupboards and woodwork. I am finding that I have different kinds of wood throughout the kitchen. I was going to leave everything natural, but I am not a fan of light wood. So, I want to stain now. My question is, with the different kinds of wood in the kitchen will the stain turn out ok? Or will it have different shades because of the different types of wood?

Please help. This has been a nightmare project. Plus, I have a disability and the work has been slow because of it. Any input will be helpful.

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Yup it will have different shades. It won't be too noticable if the peices are not right next to each other. I say give it a try on the insides of doors and you will see. I recommend Oil Based ZAR stain. And Oil Based ZAR poly.

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Without experience, staining this set up to get an acceptable result will be very hard. I would practice on three pieces of a similar wood to see if you'll be successful before doing any part of the cabinets.
You should know what species of wood you have.
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Without experience, staining this set up to get an acceptable result will be very hard. I would practice on three pieces of a similar wood to see if you'll be successful before doing any part of the cabinets.
You should know what species of wood you have.
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Thanks Ron,

I've done staining before but it has been on all of the same type of wood. I believe some of the wood is pine. There has been some plywood installed also. Which of course I didn't know about until I got down to the bare wood. Also, the frames of the doorways are oak. If this helps with an answer, I would greatly appreciate!!!!!
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Yup it will have different shades. It won't be too noticable if the peices are not right next to each other. I say give it a try on the insides of doors and you will see. I recommend Oil Based ZAR stain. And Oil Based ZAR poly.
Hi, Thanks for your input. I don't know what Zar is. Is that the name brand of stain and poly?

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Thanks Ron,

I've done staining before but it has been on all of the same type of wood. I believe some of the wood is pine. There has been some plywood installed also. Which of course I didn't know about until I got down to the bare wood. Also, the frames of the doorways are oak. If this helps with an answer, I would greatly appreciate!!!!!
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Pine and the plywood will absorb the stain quicker then oak and get darker and splotch. You would need to apply a stain conditioner to these to regulate the absorption into the wood. Older wood will suck in the stain differently then new wood, so light coats would be the way to go.
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