Are you sure that it is blotchiness from the stain and not caused by the light reflecting properties of the Mahogany? I have seen some Mahogany that had such a difference in reflection it was like the difference between black and white. That is one reason I like Mahogany.After sealing the Mahogany Humidor I am building I applied Zar oil based stain as instructed only to have the top surface dry with blotches. The sides are fine!
I have sanded it with 120 grit and reapplied the stain with no change. What can I do to correct? Doc