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Old 03-17-2012, 12:54 PM   #1
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Staining my media unit


Quick question......I have a tv unit I just built and wanted to stain it a dark walnut color. The unit it built out of 3/4 birch ply and faced with poplar. I used a light wood filler and wondered if staining it this dark walnut color, the wood filled areas would show through? Previously whenever I built something I always painted, so this is my first time ever staining something.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:00 PM   #2
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The wood filler will come out lighter. About the only thing you can try is stain the filler first a few coats to darken it up then stain the whole thing.

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If you are worried about it, use a gel stain.
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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Here's the end result, still need to add another coat of poly though. I like the way it turned out. Like u guys said, where the filler was, the stain didn't take completely. Not that noticeable though, so I'm good with it
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