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What stain was used on a 1930's oak table?

Posted By: Vern Lander <vernlander@yahoo.com> (64.163.149.13)
Date: 8/3/4 14:13

Hi,

I have a circa 1930's dining room table that is stained a dark brown on quarter sawn white oak. The finish is shellac. The table was probably manufactered in Ontario or Upper New York state.

I am refinishing the table top (the table was used as a work-bench and was beyond saving, IMHO) and I would like to use a stain and finish similar to those used in that period. The shellac is easy, but does anyone have any ideas on what was used for the stain? Was there a generic "recipe" for dark brown stain back then, or did each furniture shop have their own formulation.

Thanks in advance. Vern

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