Not so new
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Here's what I'd do, on my test piece first. If you don't have one, go to the hardware store and get one. Looks like what they sell as "hem/fir". First sand to 220. Vacuum the surface well then wipe with DA (denatured alcohol). Take a couple cups of Zinsser shellac (yellow can) and cut it 25% or so with DA. Ya just wanna thin it some. With a wide, cheap chip brush, evenly flood the surfaces with the thinned shellac. Let dry then sand, with a block, with 320. Not to aggressively, but you'll be removing the layer of shellac from the hardwood yet leaving it in the softwood. Wipe with DA and let dry. Now try what ever stain you'd like. If ya don't like the way it turned out, try another wash coat of shellac.
This is the reason I milk paint pine.
Good luck with your project.