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?
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.