Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Gorgeous Oregon!
If you are going to stain it then yes you need to sand the finish off (Wear a dust mask just to be on the safe side). Personally I hate staining wood as I like looking at woods natural beauty but to each there own. You can find stains made for making walnut's sapwood darker to match the heartwood but I'm not sure about things sold not stateside. You can ask around at local wood and hardware shops or the internet. It looks fine to me although the door on the right seems to be sagging a little. Good find though it looks quite nice.
"I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are." -Mewtwo (Pokemon the Movie)
It's kind of strange that this line was delivered in that movie of all things. It's still a really good quote, and certainly a dang good thing to remember.