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I am using Minwax Golden oak stain on my new project.

I am using oak plywood and I am assuming pine 2x3 studs.

The stain makes the plywood the color I want, But is a lot lighter on the studs.

How can I get these 2 woods the same, (or close to), the same color?

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Hello Steven . are you sure the studs are pine.  Normally pine is soft will soak up stain in a blotchy look and will be darker  than the oak plywood.  It may be hemlock, spruce or douglas fir which is a harder wood and takes stain some what less that the oak plywood.  What I would do is go the a good paint store and have them mix up a small amount to do your project.  They will do a special mix of a different stain and can match the stain on the plywood,  If possible take a small sample of the stained ply.  The other option would be to try mixing your own stain adding a little darker stain.  If possible use the same brand name if you are doing your own mix.  it can be tough but can be done.

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