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Old 11-14-2008, 10:15 PM   #1
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Amber Colored Wood Filler to Match Oak Steps


I have an old red oak staircase that has some nail holes that need to be hidden with wood filler. For some reason, the wood fillers I find at Home Depot and Lowes don't match the amber color of the oak -- they are too brown, or too gray, or too cherry red, but never amber or honey-colored. I've attached a picture of the side of one of the steps. Anybody know where to find wood filler that looks like this color? My floors near the staircase are white oak, and they are a bit lighter than this in places, but also amber or honey-colored.

I'm sure that floor refinishers must have better stuff than I am finding at the big box stores.
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Do you already have some or all of the colors you mentioned from the store? You can mix them together for a "custom" color, I do it quite frequently.

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Old 11-15-2008, 07:31 PM   #3
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I have some colors, but not the right ones. I keep hoping when I buy something like "Golden Oak" that it really will be golden or amber, but it invariably turns out to be too brown or gray. It's a crapshoot when I buy wood filler, but I just haven't found the right color of filler.
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