I am looking for some input or suggestions as to why my wood might be blotchy as seen in the photos. I sanded the wood to 220 and put on a wood conditioner before staining. I applied a liberal amount of conditioner and let it soak in for roughly 30 minutes. To be honest, I'm not sure if the stain is blotchy or if that is how beechwood looks when stained. I know beechwood is usually finished with more of a natural look, but I wanted the chair to be a dark, rich color. Thanks.