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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:04 pm 
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Will hemlock and pine when stained be a matched colour or will there be a noticeable difference?


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You asked similar somewhere in the forum (I think) and you obviously got no answers. I don't really know the answer (I have not got a clue what hemlock is) but just to muddle the waters. If your pine is new and therefore fairly light/white in colour it will darken with time. So even if you were to match things perfectly now a couple of years down the road they will not be the same.

As an aside, sometimes a poor match is an invitation to look at things not matching ... it may be an option to leave the hemlock wood untouched and make the difference intentional. I guess the hemlock is some bits of wood on a bannister??? or the bannister???

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ok lets try a different tack
all timbers have different grain structure knot patterns and growth ring spacings
so one species off timber will never look exactly like another
the structure off oak and pine are very different so lets not use any timber in the varnish description so lets call it pine with a hint off light brown varnish
now iff you take iroko for example it has a very similar grain structure but different colour ranges so can be a good substitute for oak
and as said white pine will in two years time be antique pine colour without touching or finishing it

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