I know that the general consensus is to not stain cherry and that over time the finish will darken and become more beautiful. However, on my current project my client has a older china hutch that she want me to match. It is a rather dark red finish that I think I can match fairly well with a dye stain. I do not think she will be very happy with her new dining table if it shows up a light natural cherry and me saying, "give it a few years, and it will look great!"
So I am leaning toward the following finish plan. (of course I will try on scrap before doing the real thing)
transfast water soluble dye stain
Any words of wisdom before I undertake this adventure? The woodworking is about done on this and I am starting to plan the finish.
I am a little worried about blotching, so any advice on how to reduce that will be quite helpful.
I am a hobbyist that has gotten my first real paying project. I am planning on getting a new band saw with my earnings so I really want her to be happy if I am going to charge her that amount of money.