Guess I’ll have to ask the girlfriend what her preference is and I’ll build it to her specs. Bravo! Red Oak Door Stained With Golden Pecan Stain. You could check you local Home Hardware store in the stain and paint department's they have little wood samples and how a certai stain looks on the different woods, finding a similar dark waterbase stain for comparing. Provincial. This stain added very little color to any of the boards, (maybe slightly lighter with a tinge of green), but really brought out their natural color and grain. I’ll be 75 in January and am in the process of making my last big project – a daybed that will eventually be used as my casket. :). "Thanks for following along as we uncover our home's potential. Hopefully I’ll be able to decide if this is something I want to tackle. The green in the Poplar board went to an almost black, like in the Jacobean stain–very stunning. White Oak has the most neutral undertones. Click on the images below for a closer look at some of our wood and stain options. I’m so sad I was using this for reference. Any thoughts on how I can approach staining them without making it a thesis project? I’m going to try the simply white on white oak. If this is a potential series, I’d love more in depth on layering stains and working with Gel Stains as that is surprisingly easy to do but provides very ‘next level’ results. I used Minwax Pickled Oak and it turned out gorgeous, for a first attempt. Birch has pink undertones. If your floor is going to look blotchy, damaged, or like a wild animal skin, better to not even refinish. i want to try the white after sadning but i think ill do the walnut to match my dark floors and grey corrian counters. This was very helpful and appreciative. A professional woodworker or a person who wants wood stain; always conscious about the colors. Fruitwood 241. We applied it then wiped it off after about 2 minutes. Best option is to cut small pieces of what you’re going to be using and do some at-home tests to see the impact. I’m leaning towards a dark stain with no red, to contrast with the white oak floor. 'http' : 'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)) {e = d.createElement(s); = id;e.src = p + '://' + '' + '/js/shopthepost.js';d.body.appendChild(e);}if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') {window.__stp.init();}}(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script'); Your email address will not be published. This will hopefully help you see how Pine, Birch, Poplar, White Oak and Red Oak’s undertones play with different stain undertones. Mesquite Red. Natural wood tones vary, so expect your final stain color to vary slightly from board to board. Red Mahogany. (334) 277 – 7910 I am definitely sharing this post with my clients. I loved this post so much! By far the best post I’ve seen on explaining the nuances of staining wood. This was perfectly timed! Really nice job on this! However, I noticed in your photos showing Dark Walnut and Jacobean, the pine samples for each color look much lighter than the same colors do in the photo of only pine boards with all of the colors. We refinished and extended our original hardwood floors and there were gross dark stains on the original floors which didn’t sand out. It’s a beautiful medium shade that doesn’t read yellow at all. Treating raw wood with conditioner helps prevent streaks and blotches by evening out the absorption of oil-based stains. All of the wood types accepted the stain well, except the non-conditioned Birch side. Of course you didn’t do the two stains I’ve been wondering about (Provincial and Driftwood) but still ;-) Guess I will have to do my own small test for the stained shelves I’m installing in our wall nook. And I LOVE that white stain – someone mentioned they cant find it – hope that isn’t an issue. I am fairly positive birch, and pine woods moreso pine fake stain darker than oak, and depending what stain and sealer is on it now even if lightly stained, make a difference. Some of my cabinet uppers have fluted glass, and the thought of staining everything inside the cabinet, too, has my head spinning! It’s so hard to decide!! Did you wipe off right away? The green that is generally very pronounced in Poplar, turned into more of a warm gray. From left to right, these are: Ipswich Pine Golden Oak Cherry Golden Pecan Colonial Maple (Benjamin Moore, not Minwax) Kate Mesh Let's make a bookcase. How many coats of stain did you do on the samples? Such useful info! Any thoughts or stains you might suggest would be so grately appreciated. Especially learning about the wood conditioner. Do you have an picture example you could link me too? I almost want to try it!! Amazing photography as well. You can see clearly the wood’s color undertones (yellow, pink, green, neutral, red) but they aren’t nearly as pronounced. Minwax Jacobean. So interesting to see the stains all lined up. Loved this! 5. I didn’t know they made a white stain, I want to try it! We’re putting down pine floors in our new house and I have probably eight cans of stain sitting a few feet away from me for testing haha! We’re in a rental so we’re stuck with the very dark mahogany cabinets with brushed silver hardware. Minwax golden pecan. Prep- if you sand wood, the grit that you finish at will dramatically change how much stain is absorbed. Very interesting! Loved seeing all the side by side comparisons. But the Dark Walnut goes with our new wood floors and the vibe of our house better. We tested a few for ourselves but this is helping me to find some direction in what to try next. And Red Oak should probably stay away from things that add even more red to it (like Pickled Oak and Golden Pecan). I have some white oak chairs I bought half finished from an antiques place and stained dark walnut… they came out like a dream. Probably, but you’d likely need a combo of stains and I’m not sure what that combo would be. I will definitely refer back to this in the future. My first go around I noticed an embarrassing amount of blotching from the stain. It is the matte-est sealer I have ever seen or used. I am getting ready to refinish a dresser and the Simply White is the look I’m going for. After reading so much about poplar being “homely”, I thought it would behave closer to pine. 6. This is an awesome resource, thank you! Think of all trim and stair parts as furniture. We did a very light sanding and did stain these inside. I must have read that wrong somewhere. Great job. WOULD LOve to see samples of stains on cedar! With stain, more layers likely wouldn’t help because the wood is still supposed to come through. LOVE this post–very helpful!! It takes an expert to know wood species and how the floor stain absorbs into the wood grain. Shop Minwax Wood Finish Oil-Based Stain Golden Oak Oil-Based Interior Stain (Half Pint) in the Interior Stains department at Lowe' It delivered rich, dark brown tones. I’m nervous I won’t like how it turns out. Thankyou for doing this! Need your advice. YOU ARE AWESOME. It is important to realize that wood changes colors when exposed to light and air. Anyway, I think I just need to condition the boards… as you stated and provided evidence! There are 2 options of stains I found for me but I can’t decide which one would be the best. Pickled Oak … By the way, that article mentions Minwax Stain also. It will really help me to choose the right product for the wood floor of my future house. It dries quick and doesn’t yellow! Have you found one color stain that makes them similar? The wood is extremely dry. It doesn’t look like it from the red oak samples. Awesome post. Thank you for taking the time to do it. Very useful to see how various woods behave and really helps in choosing what kind of wood to use! Thank you so much for doing this! At the moment I am working on an old student desk made of white oak that I would like to stain in contrasting dark and light shades. Yes!! Originally, the old doors, were all maple and at one point in the 80’s, my mom had the door facing the living area painted along with along with a lot of of solid-wood paneling. However since the top gets plenty of use I put on a coat of varathene. You could even paint it a contrasting color! Jacobean. Thanks! I’m a beginner learning how to refinish furniture… sanding is therapeutic to me, and I love seeing the potential in the wood under all the old stain/ varnish. thank you so much for this. Help me with your special undertone eyes! I’m going to need approximately 20 Bd. Wood conditioner is certainly key (learned that the hard way). Thanks for doing all the hard work! We came to picked Oak after looking into wax-based finishes (Bona, etc.) Ft. of 4/4 and 10 Bd. Now I can’t wait to do the downstairs, which are white oak floors. Probably because we are getting ready to choose a stain for floors in the house we have been renovating. Exactly what I was looking for. Love this! It’s one of their new stains. I’m interested in the simply white stain. This was the best article on staining I have ever seen. This was incredibly helpful. I am so glad I found this post and your blog. The first of the dark stains we tried was also the more neutral in tone. Isn’t that going to make staining tricky – as shown with this post, different woods take on different looks? Thank you for sharing! This is so helpful as we’re trying to pick a stain color for a piece of furniture. Duraseal has a huge color selection with 37 beautiful color choices currently offered. Thanks so much for your help and for this wonderful post! Doing an oil based poly over them vs a water based. Is that weird…? Thank you so, so much for this exercise. Minwax Pickled Oak. The finer the grit, the smoother the finish, and the less surface texture for stain to sit in- ergo less color. Minwax is my go to stain. I found some beautiful images of Golden Pecan floors online. 90% of my customers choose a slightly different color on other materials that isn’t flooring. This is the type of post I love since I learn from it and wouldn’t want to put the $ into it myself. I would have really liked to see a gray stain used as well. Really enjoyed this post! Thanks so much!! I’m loving the simply white on the pine but I was hoping to get your opinion!? Ex: contractors squatting in my back room at night, appliances stolen (we were in a motel for 9 months) problems with pouring concrete flooring, broken pipes under the foundation and last but not least, the City of Houston. I’m about to make a few frames with pine and I’ll definitely be getting the conditioner now! White scares me with upkeep/kids but afraid stain won’t go with design I’m going for. I’m curious if you sanded the samples, that also makes a big difference especially with pine… I’m surprised by some of your results on the pine, I use pine with minwax everyday to build furniture and I get very different results. I don’t have the same wood as the doors, to do samples on, but I’ve used the conditioner and sampled Red Mahagony (way too purple and dark), Dark Walnut (too dark), Special Walnut (a contender), Gunstock (way too orange), English Chesnut (not too bad), Cherry (very light) Honey (very dark!? What about bleaching the red oak first then applying the simply white stain? Anyway, it is so informative and so incredibly helpful. Please sponsor at least one more post just like this but with other woods and stains. thanks. I have several yellow and knotty pine (I think?) Thank you for this helpful post and for answering this question! which is not what I want.please help. To give each wood the best chance at sporting stain, we started our study with Minwax’s Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner. My only complaint is that you DID NOT WATERMARK YOUR PHOTOS!! Best practice would be to get a piece of walnut and do some tests. I’m going to give it a try. Natural 209. Right now the jury is out regarding the pricing. Thank you!!! I have made two wooden pieces for self use, and I had no clue how much FUN staining could be! There is very little difference between the conditioned and unconditioned white and red oaks, but the other three definitely benefited from the pre-stain conditioner. So I remembered your post and whipped it up.. thank you. They look incredible. Looks like it could pass for walnut at a glance, especially with the unconditioned side looking like wood grain. This was so helpful to see all the stains on the birch board. looking to refinish our hardwood floors. Also agree with comment about poly. I assumed it was soft because it had the most trouble accepting stains. Thank you so much! Neal…just curious….what stain are you going with for an A&C piece? Guys – this is SUPER helpful! I’m currently working on a dining table for our British Colonial interior using Red Oak and was concerned with color matching the existing dark woods. This experiment has been a great help! I am looking to build a platform / platform bed and I have white oak grey pink floors and looking to contrast it with either a less grainy wood like natural Birch, Maple, and not White Oak, but may want to stain it with a semi glossed Charcoal Gray. I’m curious of a recipe for red oak to match white oak. The last time I did research for a staining project I couldn’t find this info, glad I looked again and found yours, you did the testing so we don’t have to. Tough to know! View Product Page. Poor kitchen floors, they deserved to match! Thank you SO much for doing this! I think the huge variation in poplar might drive me a little crazy, but birch does look awful stunning in those two dark stains. Second time, I purchased wood that was a bit higher quality (a.k.a. Yes! #stain #woodstain #pickledoak #minwax #homeproject #woodworking Grandmother House House Landscape Tung Oil Floor Floor Finishes Flooring Rustic Wood Floors Empty Rooms Interior House Flooring Modern Farmhouse Design This is another mid-range stain color, but with a more neutral base undertone. This is excellent! Since I poured concrete flooring (this is our second flood) and it is gray and my walls are repose gray, the bedrooms, where most of the doors are, I feel – need a wood stain to give the rooms warmth. Thank you again for all the time you put into keeping the general public informed. I’m afraid we wouldn’t be able to tell you which to choose – far too many factors involved and we’re not there to see any of them in person. We are building a house and trying to choose stains for maple cabinets and pine beams and French doors. I would test it in a discreet area. My White Oak with Golden Oak Stain is going to look great this weekend :). I am mid-century-modern by design and a touch of industrial (the concrete floor). The Jacobean was a one of our choices, I’m leaning toward Ebony now with 2 coats. Im looking for the perfect stain for my coffee table made of poplar. I’ve been seeking for good stain for my bedroom pine furniture. Golden Oak 210B. THANK YOU so much for this! And the second one is ‘General Finishes Oil Base Gel Stain’ I read about in this article Do you think Provincial banister and spindles will look right with Dark Walnut stairs and floors? Which stain on which wood do you think is closest to West Elm’s pecan, like the pecan legs of their Drake sofa? Thank you so much. Provincial 211. I don’t know if everything else (floor, walls) is ‘cool’ if the tone should be warm? Stain Gallery. I am restoring a significantly damaged Gunn barrister bookcase….in oak….and your comparison has helped me finalize my choice! I’ve been researching for weeks and driving myself nuts with my white oak choice. Required fields are marked *. Ipswich Pine 221 ... Gunstock 231. Great post! Very helpful. Your illustrations were fantastic and saved me from making a huge mistake. Thanks for sharing! This is the BEST ever and so thorough! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Minwax is always my go-to for wood staining, I’ve been using it for almost 20 years now. I would also love to see more, especially different stains on wood used for fences. This is absolutely one helluva valuable test and comparison. The ever popular and inexpensive Pine has yellow undertones. Turns out, it looks great with the right treatment. Thank you for this post! I found that anything with even a slightly blue-ish undertone (some of the whitewashes and grays have) turned our floors lavender! This is super helpful! Thanks!! PLEASE WATER MARK YOUR PHOTOS SO I CAN FIND THE PROPER SOURCE! Thanks so much for putting this together. Thanks for putting in the work to share. window.fd('form', { Duraseal stain are one of the two proffesional stain used by most flooring contractors, with the one being Bona. I’ve heard that using ebony obliterates contrast. I’ve been struggling with finding the right color for so long now! I love seeing all these options! ), Red Oak (too dark) and Red Chestnut (too red). We especially recommend that on a project like this, that takes so long to do and has a very prominent visual presence in your home. It totally removes the red/pink undertones! Golden Pecan 245. I do need help though. I just wished you used cedar wood for this experiment (that’s what I’m using on my next project ;p), My only gripe is that I have been trying to find the Minwax Simply White stain, but it’s nowhere to be found both in stores or online. Apr 12, 2017 - Explore kim's board "Pecan stain" on Pinterest. almond asbury brown bel air briar burnt umber chestnut dark knight driftwood earthtone ebony golden harvest golden pecan grey flannel harvest honey hoosier special india ink indigo limed oak lite asbury manchester michael’s cherry mineral natural old museum … We did provincial stain lightened 50%. I love when you really get into DIY builder posts. Love your post! Haha! My red oak banister, spindles, stairs and floors are currently stained Provincial. I’d love more in-depth stain experiments. I just wanted to say thank you so much for taking the time to do this. I have been doing wood finishing for over 20 years and I can’t tell you how hard it is to get a client to appreciate how different stains look on different types of wood. Same with hinges. (800) 359 – 7557 Infact, the grain in some of the boards take on a blue/gray colour. Thank you! LOL. <3, Thank you SO much for this post!! Golden Oak. I wouldn’t feel bad about painting it, really. It really is gorgeous! I appreciate any thoughts on this. Really appreciated it – you could totally make a series out of it! I wanted to point out 2 other variables though that would affect color, just in case someone with different results might be wondering why: 1. Thank you for conducting this experiment! Yes, this is my childhood home. I used it mixed with Golden oak to match the stain on my new white oak treads to the mellowed natural red oak that was polyed with oil based poly which mellowed very golden. You want some contrasts. Thank you for taking the time to document and share the results ! I had never used a pre-stain conditioner and also wanted to see the denefit of doing so. (Hint: Red). ... Golden Oak 210B. Exactly what I needed to move forward with my project! We take a personal approach to every single floor we stain, to make sure you are satisfied with the color. Thanks for pulling this together! This item: Varathane 215352 Wood Stain Touch-Up Marker For Natural, Golden Pecan, Spring Oak $11.08 Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). I appreciate your work doing this, but now I’m more confused! Both of the oak species took on a sort of Cerused look I’m very into. Thank you! Thanks for doing this experiment and sharing! The effect can change not only from stain to stain, but from wood species to wood species and even from one board to another within the same wood species. Nutmeg. Ended up going with red oak and golden oak stain and the color is exactly as seen in person. In the picture with only pine boards, they look a lot darker and much less gray. In the process of building a house and the trim color really has me struggling. Without being in the space we can’t really say, but one thing I would do is find a piece of red oak that matches the finish of your banister etc. Do you think the Red Oak with a Simply White stain would turn pink as it ages? 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