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Can you soften the tone of heart pine wood

3 years ago
last modified: 3 years ago

Hi fellow Houzzers,

I need input/advice on heart pine wood. We are giving our kitchen a makeover and my dad built a stove hood out of 125 yr old heart pine. Our new island countertop is reclaimed as well, but is cedar. Attached is a photo of the two wood tones together. I’m wondering if I can soften the amber tones of the heart pine hood to blend more with the cedar island. ?? I don’t want to stain a dark color, I would like a tone along the lines of the flooring and the table (see red circle) in the attached photos. Is there a way to achieve this tone with both pieces?

(I have sampled different stains, but I can’t seem to soften the tone of the heart pine).

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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