Maple Dresser Finishing Help
I am a newbie at woodworking and one of my first projects is to refinish a solid maple dresser that I have. It had been previously painted and I now have it nicely sanded with 150 grit paper to a smooth bare finish.
Since I spent a lot of time removing paint and sanding it to get it to the point it is at, I really want to put a nice durable finish on it that looks and feels great.
I'm debating on whether to stain/dye it, or leave it natural. I've read some of the horror stories about stains that have gone bad on maple.
I am really looking for any and all suggestions on methods used to obtain the best possible finish.
Thanks in advance,