Quartersawn oak refinishing
I am restoring a quartersawn oak file cabinet that I bought at an antique mall. It was painted bright pink when I bought it and I now have it stripped and sanded down with 220. As you can see in the picture, one of the removable side panels has been stained previously and this is where my problem lies. I would like the finish to be as uniform as possible. What would be the best way to go about this? Should I stain the lighter panel until I get a comparable base to work with?