Staining Book Stand

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Stain book stand with the grain for best results. Learn how to build a simple book stand in this free wood project video from a woodworking teacher. View Video Transcript

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Hi, this is Jon, and in this clip we will be staining our project. Before you stain your project, I always recommend just laying down some paper so that you prolong the life of the table underneath it. The stain color that I've chosen is Early American. Now, again, if you want to paint your project or not stain it and just shellac it or varnish it, you can really do whatever you want at this point. To stain your project you just want to get an old rag and dip it into the stain, and we're going to rub that stain on our project, and right away you can see the grain starting to appear. We're just going to go over our entire project, giving it a nice, thick coat. I always usually recommend people go with the grain for staining, just to get it in all of those crevices. Make sure to get the bottom of it and all of the sides also. You want to let it soak in for a good 60 seconds to a couple minutes, and come back and wipe off any excess stain, and it's actually going to lighten it up a little bit. So if you wanted it darker, you can always add a second coat of stain at this point. I like mine to be a little bit lighter, so I'm going to go ahead and leave it this shade once I get this wiped off. Now at this point you'll want to let your project dry for at least a couple hours, I usually let mine sit overnight and then I can be ready to apply the finish in the morning.