SF Good Questions: How Do I Darken My Oak Desk?

SF Good Questions: How Do I Darken My Oak Desk?

leslie
Feb 27, 2008

AT:SF, I have the grand quarter sawn oak typewriter desk, dates to 1920s. I would like to make it several shades darker, is that possible? How would I go about it?

Most appreciative, callbob

callbob,

We think you could just stain it. We've said it before (although we can't find the post), but our one experience with stain was disastrous. We'd recommend taking a drawer to a local paint or good hardware store, and asking them for advice -- or we bet readers can help you out. (Anyone?)

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