I made these stair treads out of reclaimed Douglas fir. The wood is gorgeous! Some of the stairs stained amazing and a couple have these much lighter spots where the wood didn't seem to take the stain?
Did I mess up with my process or is this just how Douglas fir works? How is it suppose to look? First time working with reclaimed wood.
- Sanded 80 grit- I read not to go higher than 80 to help the grain pop?
- 50/50 denatured alcohol/shellac
- Minwax gel stain coffee
I love the markings and chose the darker color with the intention of getting them to stand out. I edited my pics and circled the spots I’m talking about. It’s these spots that came out even lighter that I don’t know about.