This post will reveal the steps to dupe the RH Waxed Gray Oak Stain, tell you where to get supplies, give you the secret formula and how to apply it to your project! It is so easy and you’re going to love it! See the key ingredient to this perfect finish.
So many of us love RH for its beautiful furniture and beautiful finishes. If you love reclaimed wood pieces, they have nailed the look that made us fall in love with their finishes like the RH Waxed Gray Oak stain. The salvaged and reclaimed collections are my favorite even though I can also appreciate the modern collections. They do it all to perfection.
I decided to duplicate the finish I love from them on the RH-inspired table I built.
When I set out to build my entryway table I knew I wanted that same reclaimed look without the price tag. Once I made the table pieces I needed to decide on a stain for them.
My flooring is a gray/brown color so I set out to mimic the tones of the flooring. I don’t want everything in my home to match entirely, but I also want a cohesive look.
I love a collected space and I would have loved to keep my table in its natural wood color, but with the cooler tones of this home, I wanted the piece to be closer to the waxed gray oak pewter stain from RH.
And I think I nailed it!
And check out how I made the reclaimed-inspired brackets for my entryway table! I made it from leftover wood from other projects in my home and I absolutely love it!
Supplies you need for the RH Waxed Gray Oak Stain Dupe:
Minwax pre-stain wood conditioner
Minwax Wood Finish Solid Color Stain in Weathered Fence (the secret weapon formula below)
Minwax Wood Finish Stain in Jacobean
Or Minwax Finishing Paste in Natural
Soft brush or cloth for the wax
All of my supplies are from Lowes.com. Here is a list of all items!
How to Dupe an RH Waxed Gray Stain in 5 Easy Steps:
- Stir your wood conditioner and apply it to all pieces with a stain pad to ensure that the stain will absorb into each piece consistently. Be generous. Let dry.
- Stir your solid stain color and apply using a stain pad. Let dry. It’s ok to have some of the natural wood still showing and it doesn’t have to be really precise.
3. Stir your darker stain color (Jacobean) and apply with a stain pad being sure to put pressure to get it into all the grooves and imperfections. You will want to apply your stain in the same direction as the grain of the wood. Let sit for a few minutes.
4. Wipe off any excess Jacobean stain. Let dry.
5. Stir the finishing paste and then seal the color using a rag and circular motion. Let sit for 10-15 minutes and then buff it out in a circular motion with your soft cloth to create that beautiful finish.
If you want to know how I got that beautiful, distressed look on all of my wood pieces, check out how I made my brackets for a list of all the tools I used to achieve that special look.
I am so happy with the way it all turned out! You can dupe the RH waxed gray stain look easily on any raw wood using the steps I provided and I can’t wait to see what you do! I’m over here looking for more ways to use this stain!
Until next time, stop waiting. Start creating!