Question by  tweek (24)

What can I do to make pine look like oak?


Answer by  busyfingers (239)

if you wanna add an authentic touch of old oak make a few scratches or cracks in the wood with a hammer or even an axe. Don't lose control though and do it when you're in a good mood - otherwise you could end up hacking it all up!


Answer by  light (200)

Very simple - stain it! A layer of color-matched stain will turn your pine wood to oak food. Choose the right color if you want it to match something else. Colors are available by name and by shade codes. Pigmented stains also look good.

Reply by sleepyjey (248):
Aren't there paints that do the same thing? They are easier to use.  add a comment

Answer by  icyblue (236)

How about some of those printed stickers that give you a fake finish for your pine furniture to fake the oak look??


Answer by  JoshuaPugh (13)

To attempt making them look similar with stain, your going to need a very small amount of dark walnut with golden oak to add to the pine, about a tablespoon to every two cups. I suggest applying a second coat if it is not dark enough for your taste.


Answer by  Anonymous

You can come close in a color match, but to match the grain pattern is a different story.


Answer by  samu (6)

Use varnish and paints. Still it is difficult for making pine look like oak. Fresh-cut pine some times look like oak. Oak does not scratch easily, so it is difficult to work.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, to make pine look like oak your going to have to scrape off all the paint and then purchase some oak glaze from Home Depot. Then, you have to paint on two to three coats to achieve the look.


Answer by  KWags1977 (427)

Because pine is a lighter color of wood, you can go to your local hardware store and look at the variety of different type of oak wood stains. Choose a stain that bets suits the type of oak finish color you would like and then apply the wood stain.


Answer by  BillWiffington (12)

Use a darker oak styles tain to color pine a deeper and richer color. Also a heavier coating of polyurethane should help with transferring the appearance of the pine.


Answer by  Aimee (46)

You should likely go buy some oak finish varnish and varnish the wood. A good do-it-yourself book might also provide extra help.

Reply by theblip (295):
When you use varnish I suggest you sand it a little before applying the varnish.  add a comment
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