Stacking Tool Caddy – Popular Woodworking Magazine #woodworkingmagazines

Stacking Tool Caddy – Popular Woodworking Magazine #woodworkingmagazines: Choosing the Color

Dye stains come in a variety of colors, usually as powder in one-ounce bottles, and are easy to blend. It is hard to tell from the color of the powder or a chart what the dye will look like on your project, so while you’re at the store moisten a finger and stick it in the powder and wipe it on a sample of your wood or slip of paper. Find a couple of colors that look close, then a couple more at the extremes of the range you are interested in. For example, I like a deep orange-red mahogany color so I’ll choose “dark mahogany” or “cherry mahogany” for starters, and then get something really yellow in case the others are too red and something really red in case they are too yellow.