The butternut I am using is yellowish and has a green tint in places. How do I finish this wood to retain the characteristics of the butternut but still look attractive?
Greg Williams: Attractive is in the eye of the beholder. If you want to neutralize the green, you can use a reddish dye, perhaps in the form of a thinned down NGR stain, to move the green toward a more neutral brown. You will need to test the procedure on a piece of scrap as nearly identical as possible to your work.
Michael Dresdner: Any type of stain in a reddish hue will move the yellow toward orange and move the green toward neutral brown.