Problem with staining red oak
I built a file cabinet using red oak. On the cabinet top and legs, I rounded the edges with a 1/8" round over bit. I sanded all parts with 150 grit sandpaper.
When I stained the wood (minwax oil), sections of the round over would not hold the stain. All the flat wood stained well. When I saw that the stain was not absorbing I re-stained the round over sections. I left the stain on for about 15 min, but when I wiped off the excess the stain still did not absorb.
I thought perhaps the round over bit was closing the wood grain. So on one of the boards I re-sanded the area with #150, but no luck. Any ideas on what is going on?
I should note there were no problems with the square or chamfered edges.
Last edited by Sommtr; 10-01-2013 at 03:54 PM.
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