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I have 2 year old solid oak furniture with a tobacco stain. It is from the Vaughn Bassett Appalachian collection.  Somehow something has striped the original stain on the night table.  Maybe from a water bottle or something hot.  Is there anyway to sand the small area and touch up with matching stain.  I have reached out to the manufacturer to see if purchasing stain is possible.  Need help!!

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Tracey,
It is extremely difficult to sand a small area and touch-up with a matching stain.
You not only have to match the stain; but, also the existing finish.
I would suggest that you strip the solid oak  piece of furniture.
When a piece of furniture is first stained; the stain penetrates deeply into the fibers of the wood.  The best way to remove all of the sealer, stain and finish - is to strip the piece.

You could have a company refinish the piece and they can match the existing stain and finish.
It would be great if Vaughn Bassett could send you the same stain; that was originally used for your piece.

I hope this gives you a little insight to your problem.

Good Luck,

Joe Eldredge
Conscientious Wood Care

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We have been in the wood care business for almost 30 years (we are still learning) We do refurbishing and touch-up of furniture, paneling, antiques etc. The number one question that we receive; is what do I use on my furniture, to keep it looking moisturized, clean and get the depth perception back into the finish. I believe we can help on products to use and answer questions on why we don't use certain products that are available to us. I am sure that there are many questions on wood care that we can't answer; but, give us a try anyway. We find that many people use products for maintaining the wooden furniture, etc., and can't understand the reason it looks worse as they continue to use certain products. Most people use the products that their mothers and grandmothers used. Finishes on furniture have come a long way; from shellacs, waxes, varnishes etc. Give us an email and see if we can help with some of your questions and concerns.

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Have worked in Omni, Brown Palace etc. hotels. Have refurbish items in the Colorado Govenors mansion and the Colorado Capital building etc. We have been caring for millions of dollars worth of furniture and antiques for large corporations for years.

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Have received certificates from numerous companies who teach wood care clases through-out the country.

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