minwax stains we have used "provincial" and been VERY happy. since we almost always use red oak, we know exactly how it will look...provincial is a very neutral, medium brown stain color. (when i say "neutral" i mean a color that doesn't read red or yellow or grey.) here are my favorite "neutral" minwax stains, in order from dark to light:

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Stain Color Guide - Minwax; we have 110 year old heart pine floors throughout the house; deciding on English Chestnut; porches are white oak; kitchen cabinets and thresholds are Kentucky Coffeetree

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I created this mixed wood wall with cheap wood paneling from Lowes, leftover stain and paneling nails for around $40. UncookieCutter.com

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Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain

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I sing praises for reclaimed and salvaged wood all the time. I love the look, and I love what the look represents: history. But sometimes, it's just not practical for me to use it, so…

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Rustic Restoration Hardware Floor Stain Hack using Minwax Swatches on Red Oak. Which is your favorite? Classic Gray , jacobean, weathered oak, or special walnut http://elizabethbixler.com/minwax-stain-for-red-oak-floors/

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