Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Warner Robins, Ga
Staining pine and joinery question
Hey guys, been a minute since I have posted on here. Im doing a coffee table for my grandfather and having trouble with the stain. I have done a little research on staining pine and have got mixed results. The stain is minwax early american. Now some people say seal the wood with a 1lb cut of shellac, seal with a conditioner(Minwax), or use Charles Neilís Pre-Color Conditioner. Now will all that knowledge im really confused. What do yall recommend. I know the easy choice is dont use pine but some people cant afford a hardwood table.
Now onto joinery. So far in my woodworking projects, nothing has required special joints ie cutting boards, benches, and speaker boxes. Now that I have customers want large farm tables and so forth, I want a sound method of jointing that doesnt involve pocket screws. The table I have built is pocket holed together but that was deliberate. I was trying to test them out and didnt like the result. I want a method to attach breadboard ends or panel top together that is relatively quick and easy. I do have a router, table saw, and most other tools. Not many hand tools though.