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    Mahogany - even color?

    So I have a stash of Phil's mahogany that I am starting to work on. I have several pieces that I plan to glue up into a table top for a coffee table; I have removed the old finish and stain. Now I would like to even out the color of the various pieces (to a nice pale pink or even somewhat deeper red).

    I have read descriptions of using a base (lye, or baking soda) to bring out the red color of mahogany. I plan to do some experiments this week, but was wondering if anyone else has experience with this, and therefore any advice for me.

    I plan to use baking soda, not lye (baking soda solution is much 'easier' to handle; i.e. safer), and will take some pics of the results.

    Any advice?
    Last edited by Henry W; 04-17-2018 at 09:23 AM.
    Henry W
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