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Matching Colour and Finish to an old Mahogany/Sapele Door10/7
I have a job that requires me to add a fillet of timber to an existing door that is matched in colour and finish to the existing door.
The existing door appears to me to be one of the red hardwoods. Either Mahogany or Sapele is my guess, although if looking at the timber it does have areas that have the medullary rays I would associate with Oak. The colour is a dark red with a glossy finish.
I have attached some pictures to help. Any advise would be very much apprieciated.
looks to be your standard painter quality slopped some red mahogany minwax stain and multiple coats of brushed gloss poly.....Good luck with that. It can be matched pretty easy and seal it up and add the dark mahog color back to your new wood... scuff the whole thing down... tape up the glass and at least spray some fast dry gloss minwax poly over it. I'd wash it really good with Mohawk wax wash or some other solvent wash.. naptha etc etc.. to clean up any wax or silicones, grease...and lots of clean rags... maybe even first seal coat with Zinsser shellac for a tie coat then the gloss poly
If the new wood has to match the old, I'd pull one of those push plates off to get a good look at what it is.....I can't tell anything from the pics.
Then just do a little stain matching and your in good shape.