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How to get proper color

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I am refinishing the sides of a jukebox. I have uploaded a picture of the new veneer and a small piece of the old veneer laying on top of the new veneer.

What is the best way to get the two colors to match?

Thank you for any ideas.

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Matching a color just takes a lot of trial and error. From what I can see in the picture I would start with a golden oak stain. If you choose to use Minwax stain you will only be able to add other Minwax stains of a different color to alter the color. Many other brands such as Sherwin Williams stains you can add straight pigment to the stain to alter the color. In fact if you took the sample and some scrap veneer to the store they will mix the stain for you. You probably would have to leave it as it's not something that can computer match. It's something they have to do by trial and error and depending on the talent of the person doing it may or may not get it right. Anyway if they get it close it would be easier for you to doctor on it. It's also possible the jukebox has a shellac finish and has yellowed over the years and the stain alone might not be enough to re-create the color. You can re-create this by using amber shellac in the finish.
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Thank you for the idea.
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Hot melt glue sheet

In your opinion how long will hot melt glue sheets hold a veneer in place?

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In your opinion how long will hot melt glue sheets hold a veneer in place?

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A lot depends on if the jukebox sits somewhere in the direct sun where it would get hot. In theory the hot melt glue sheet should last many years. I don't use them so I don't have any first hand experience with the product. Any veneer work I do I apply the veneer with resin glue. When I first started using veneer I did some with contact cement and it did real poor. There was some shrinkage of the substrate and the veneer let go and bubbled up having an adhesive that wasn't strong enough to hold it. I then looked into using something more permanent and settled on the resin glue.
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Hi All

I am refinishing the sides of a jukebox. I have uploaded a picture of the new veneer and a small piece of the old veneer laying on top of the new veneer.

What is the best way to get the two colors to match?

Thank you for any ideas.

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Darrell
Minwax wood finish "Early American" reduced 1:1 with mineral spirits would be pretty close.
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