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#1 posted 04-05-2013 05:04 PM

My preferance is oil based stain, with a pre-catalyzed lacquer topcoat.
You can use dye before the stain to add extra contrast with figured wood. However, that adds some extra steps and you have to be careful to avoid streaking of the dye. Sometimes you will need to sand after dye application if the grain is raised.
If you want a simple process that is repeatable, oil based stain and sprayed lacquer is tough to beat.

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