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I would wait it out by Verde
That is really nice looking wood. Dark wood seems to be "in" for kitchen and dining room tables, so it is a matter of time before it will come back in style for doors and trim.
You could go through all that work, but in 10 or 20 years you will sell your house to some young whippersnappers who will want to stain or strip the red oak and make it darker/lighter.