Folks, you know that stain is shown on swatches for different woods because they stain differently with the same stain and same amount of coats.
Stain should be applied with a soft rag and one coat at a time and monitor the color as you go.
If this is too dark, Henry in MI has had good luck with telling people how to bleach out stain for a lighter color.
Possibly he will come on and give his advice.
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