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Default How to stain oak butcher block island top to look like cherry.

I have an oak boos butcher block island countertop that I have been oiling for
many years. Now have darker cherry flooring and would like the butcher block
to be more of a similar shade. What is the best way to go about this?

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Default How to stain oak butcher block island top to look like cherry.

On 4/15/2018 1:14 PM, Deb Alberts wrote:
I have an oak boos butcher block island countertop that I have been
oiling for
many years.* Now have darker cherry flooring and would like the butcher
block
to be more of a similar shade.* What is the best way to go about this?


paint it.

Oak will never "look like cherry"; the only thing you can do is darken
it but the grain/texture will never look like anything but oak.

Since it's already been finished, nothing will be "taken up" but the
wood to any extent unless take the top down to a raw wood surface again;
and since it's end grain, probably that will mean at _least_ a full 32nd
if not more...

IOW, fuhgeddaboutit...ain't agonna' happen if you have to ask how...

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Default How to stain oak butcher block island top to look like cherry.

On 4/15/2018 2:14 PM, Deb Alberts wrote:
I have an oak boos butcher block island countertop that I have been
oiling for
many years.* Now have darker cherry flooring and would like the butcher
block
to be more of a similar shade.* What is the best way to go about this?


You can enjoy the contrast or do this:
http://www.formica.com/en/us/product...laminate/07759

I think any sanding and staining will just look ugly in the end.



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Default How to stain oak butcher block island top to look like cherry.

On 4/15/2018 4:50 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
On 4/15/2018 2:14 PM, Deb Alberts wrote:
I have an oak boos butcher block island countertop that I have been
oiling for
many years.* Now have darker cherry flooring and would like the
butcher block
to be more of a similar shade.* What is the best way to go about this?


You can enjoy the contrast or do this:
http://www.formica.com/en/us/product...laminate/07759

I think any sanding and staining will just look ugly in the end.


I didn't check, Ed. Do you think that maybe they make that in an end
grain pattern?



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On Sun, 15 Apr 2018 17:50:54 -0400, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

On 4/15/2018 2:14 PM, Deb Alberts wrote:
I have an oak boos butcher block island countertop that I have been
oiling for
many years.* Now have darker cherry flooring and would like the butcher
block
to be more of a similar shade.* What is the best way to go about this?


You can enjoy the contrast or do this:
http://www.formica.com/en/us/product...laminate/07759

I think any sanding and staining will just look ugly in the end.


You would cover butcher block? But with it well oiled how well would
contact cement work over time? Put in a nice contrasting quartz maybe.
Or did I miss a smiley somewhere?

But then finding a food safe stain, getting it prepped with it being
consistently oiled, no quick fixes I can think of.


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