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I'm trying to match the color/finish/sheen of this piece of furniture http://www.crateandbarrel.com/ainsworth-walnut-64-media-console-with-wood-glass-doors/s674993. I've spend a considerable amout of time looking at different threads and I can't seem to figure it out. The description says it is finished with natural oil and wax finish. What does that mean? I'm thinking a (pure) tung oil or dark tung oil (http://www.realmilkpaint.com/dark_oil.html) with some sort of wax (what type?). The walnut that I have is 30+ years old and it has (I assume) lightened quite a bit over the years. Any advice, guesses or information would be appreciated.
 

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Hello Tim
Have you looked into the finish that sam maloof uses on his furniture, it is a BLO and tung buffed out and then it is waxed and buffed.
you can pick it up at rockler.
oh and welcome aboard!:thumbsup:
 

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From what I can see in the picture the Aimsworth piece looks like it has a lacquer stain on it. This would be hard to reproduce with an oil finish. Depending on the color of the natural wood you can add burnt umber or raw umber universal tinting color to tung oil to give the color you want. Then after it dries you can just add the normal tung oil for more coats. If it were me I think I would use the lacquer stain, then lacquer sanding sealer and topcoat it with satin lacquer.
 
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