I’ve making this “thing” (we’ll call it that for now), consisting of several basically straight pieces of wood, pine in fact, jointed together with dowels.
What I would like to do, is to stain the pieces of wood different colours – not usually my thing but actually appropriate in this case – and I’m talking primary, in your face colours, rather than subtle wood colours.
So far so good.
The problem is that, after assembly, there’s always some sanding to be done – some around the glue bleed out, some on the dowels (which will be visible “dots” on the piece), (some also because nothing ever fits quite perfectly in my world, but I’m not really admitting to that)
But sanding will remove the stain, or at best lighten it – so you’ll be able to tell what did, and didn’t, get sanded.
The piece is such that staining after assembly would be very difficult.
Are there any tips, techniques, magic incantations that would help me with this?
Thanks in advance.
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