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Is it possible to stain light-colored furniture dark (i.e. cherry)?

Old 04-22-05, 07:22 PM
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Is it possible to stain light-colored furniture dark (i.e. cherry)?

Unfortunately all the furniture I bought pre-marriage was light-colored wood.

I think it all looks cheap and prefer the darker cherry wood look.

Can I stain them all?

If so, what kind of project am I looking at in terms of cost and time?

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Old 04-22-05, 07:27 PM
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sand, stain, wipe, stain, wipe, seal. you might have to sand again in there somewhere. homedepot.com or lowes.com probably has tutorials for such a project cuz it's pretty common.
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I have something very inappropriate to say.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
I have something very inappropriate to say.
go ahead - stain, wipe, stain, wipe...
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I just finished re-finishing some bunk bed frames and it was such a pain in the butt. Unless you really enjoy doing this sort of thing, I suggest you sell the furniture you have and go buy what you want.
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staining light wood dark will be easier than staining dark wood light
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Old 04-23-05, 09:04 AM
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Thanks for the non-inappropriate suggestions.
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