I would like advice on the best way to stain Alder and Cherry. I'm working on a dining room hutch that I've made out of Alder but with purchased, unfinished Cherry doors and drawer fronts. I'm afraid of blotching with some stains. I've heard I should dye the wood first, then seal it, then use a pigment stain. I'd like to hear from someone with experience with these woods. Also would like to know best stain products to use. Thanks.