In this recent project we had to address blending stain between multiple wood species, some of which were new and some were original to this 1924 North Portland Home. We stripped some of the old wood and started over with stain and finish. We left other surfaces with the original finish (depending on condition) and just did a refresh of the topcoat. Then we stained and toned the new wood to blend. The goal was uniform appearance and an aged look, so the new wood looked like it belonged without any of it being overly distressed – just a well-maintained natural patina.