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  1. Right. This is what I'm trying to figure out currently (can't test now, at work). Since teak is oily to begin with, and this is a thin piece of veneer, much of the stain may remain on the surface even after wiping. The soilds might re-dissolve and get displaced with the oil coat.
  2. I'm sorry, I should've been more clear. These are just scraps for testing the oil on. Building two speaker cabinets that have the [raw] veneer on the sides and will have solid wood top and bottom caps and solid legs. Yes the veneer is a greener color especially when raw. I really thought the sun would even it out. Thanks so much for the advice. I guess artificial color is the only way.
  3. I've tried searching for advice on how to match veneer with solid wood (when finishing) and most of the time (maple, cherry, walnut, etc.) the veneer and the solid that they start with look almost identical. In my case, the veneer and solid look nothing alike. I ordered quarter sawn teak veneer online and when I received it, the color looks nothing like the beautiful, solid teak I had. The image is after applying one coat of teak oil to each. As you can see, the solid is an orangey, golden brown, with a nice range of detail and color just like I have always seen teak. The veneer is a strange tan looking color with little variation. I sat the veneer outside in the sun for a day and then compared it with a control piece. Almost no change at all, maybe a shade darker. I'm sure the veneer was cut from plantation teak, but I really didn't expect the stark difference. Was hoping to do a wipe-on oil finish with no staining because I love the look of teak, but it seems I won't be able to get away with that. I was told that this was the best place to come for intelligent and experienced advice, I would very appreciate any ideas on how to proceed with trying to match these color-wise. Thank you so much.