I married a pair of Selig walnut lounge chairs that both needed to be refinished. I had them both refinished and although the grain pattern doesn’t match, one of them seems to be off in such a way that I’m confused as to whether or not it was the way it was refinished or if it’s just the natural grain pattern. I was assured it was sanded down properly and I have never had anything but excellent work done by this person. I think it may have to do with it being refinished in a lighter stain than the original but can’t be sure because the chair was in really bad shape when I got it, and the grain pattern couldn’t be distinguished.
Question is whether it’s worth getting sanded again in hopes to improve the appearance or if there is nothing that can be done and if it’s just luck of the draw sort of thing.
I’ve attached a picture of both arms. As well as a picture of both chairs next to each other.