Originally Posted by jbrocious
Thanks! I plan to stain it, but I'm looking for a color similar to my cabinets that will bring out the highlights of the wood. It don't want wash out the detail with stain.
If you will be staining to match to an existing shade;
1) Use some scraps and experiment
2) Make sure you are NOT using stains that contain a sealer, this makes it almost impossible to darken with a 2nd coat
3) I would check into stains available at a paint or woodworking store. From my experience many of the stains at a bigbox store contain sealer. Although I like MinWax products, I avoid their stain for this reason.