Type of Wood and Black Stain or paint?
I am building a component stand for my theatre room. Its built into the wall with access from the back in the electrical room. The frame is simply 2x4's so there is nothing sophisticated for me to do other than a top, bottom, sides and a door on the back + shelving.
However I am an novice at finishing type of woodworking.
I was at Home Depot and looking at my choices of sheets of wood. Oak is expensive, maple had a nice finish and was much less than the oak, and they had some high grade sanded pine as well which was the least expensive.
So I want this stand to be black when its complete and I'm not sure if different types of wood would be easier to paint black or not?
I'm also not sure if I should be using stain, regular paint, a special kind of paint? I want this to look good when I'm done and I want my black to be a deep black not a greyish black (had that experience painting drywall).
And finally I guess my other option is to use the black laminent particle board stuff. Although my black would be black, I'm not a big fan of it and I know the laminent can chip when your cutting it.
Any advice on the type of wood and how to get a nice black out of this would be very much appreciated.