CVG Douglas Fir darker yet natural finish
Hi, I'm a newbie who is finishing a CVG Douglas Fir table I just built.
I'm not a huge fan of Doug Fir's natural colour - it can be a bit too orange. I would like it to be a bit darker than natural, natural-looking, NOT orange, and with a matte, durable finish.
Any suggestions on how to achieve the effect I want? I'm thinking:
1. wood conditioner
2. brown stain diluted with turpentine rubbed on with cloth
3. oil based Varathane clear satin finish
Don't really know what I'm doing - would appreciate some advice!
Also, do I sand between Varathane coats?