Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Somerville, TX
Too long to explain why
but you will never make birch or most any other wood look like another wood unless you get lucky or know how to glaze. And even at that, it will never really look the same.
Also, birch is usually used for painting and not for staining.
The best I could recommend is to wash down the whole surface with acetone, light sand it and then apply mahogany veneer.
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx