Recreating an edge treatment with maple
I am matching some existing woodwork in maple (see photo). I have come up a good color match for the stain and found a router bit to match the edge shape. What I have not been able to match is the dark color in the two grooves of the edge shape. It feels a little rough all around and it is not perfectly straight. If I sand to 150, seal and stain everything, the edge along the grain has the same appearance as the flat surface. The end grain edge is a little darker, but is not very even across the whole span. If I donít seal the grooves, it is very blotchy. Does anyone have any idea how this effect was achieved?