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    matthew.timbs
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    Restoring an Oak “53” chest and ended up removing old veneer from a crappy water damage fix. Glued new quartersawn white oak. Have stripped and sanded the old wood. The new wood is much brighter of course. I read that golden oak was the older stain, but mine is much more orange. I put a coat of minwax golden oak on the new veneer and it’s way lighter. Any advice on matching the old? Should I wood bleach it all? I love the color of the old wood.

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    matthew.timbs
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    Pic of veneer stained golden oak.

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    Terry Rushbrook
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    This may be a bit late, but here is the technique I use to age new wood to match the patina of old wood:

    I mist the new piece with black spray paint very lightly, followed by brown spray paint. Before it is completely dry, I wipe it down with a rag soaked with acetone so the paint sinks into the pores of the new wood. You may have to experiment with the paint colors to get a match, but it has worked for me so far.

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