How can I change color of kitchen cabinets?

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How can I change color of kitchen cabinets?

I'd like to change to color of my oak front cabinets to a richer reddish brown (mahogony). I guess I can't stain them - any other ideas? I'm afraid if I paint them I may end up with a mess and I will be devaluing my home...
 
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To stain them a different color you would need to strip and sand them back down to raw wood. You may be able to change the color a little by applying a tinted poly like minwax's polyshades. Tinted poly MUST be applied evenly - heavy or thin spots will be darker/lighter. You also must make sure that poly is compatable with the current finish.
 
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