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Hey guys,
Im relatively familiar with pre-staining to avoid blotching. I was wondering what type of stain I would use to get a finish similar to the one in the photo? Any suggestions on Minwax, since this is available at the local Home Hardware? Thanks! Have tried the Natural Minwax finish, buts its far too yellow.
 

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If natural is too yellow, how does it look with no stain and just finish applied? The picture almost looks like no stain with an oil finish that has yellowed slightly over time.
 

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For that color you need a finish that is acrylic. Oil based finishes tend to yellow with age so you need an acrylic finish which usually means a water based finish. Water based finishes tend to finish very bland though so you need something to make the grain pop first. You might be able to use a wood conditioner for this or you might be able to use a natural stain. You could also use linseed oil. The problem comes when you put a finish on it. Water based finishes are incompatible with linseed oil. You have to make sure if use a product containing linseed oil it is completely dry before topcoating. If it's a stain containing linseed oil you probably need to let it dry two to three days depending on the temperature and humidity. If you use straight linseed oil you better let it dry a week.
 
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