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Posted on Raised panel: stain or assemble first

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#1 posted 10-12-2012 01:55 AM

Yep. All panels should be stained and finished first for reasons stated above about wood movement. I also recommend something like Space Balls for the grooves to help center the panels and to make sure you are cutting the panels with enough space/looseness for future swelling/shrinkage.

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