Well I figure I might grab a little info while I'm getting the shop ready, Iíve not finished a project before and thought I would try and get some advice for the future.
The crib will be poplar and the color we are trying to go for is as close as we can to the color in the attached picture. Correct me if Iím wrong but it would be a good idea to prep the piece with Minwax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner to prevent as much as one can possible splotching, then hit it with a coat of stain, multiple to darken it more. Then a couple coats of Polyurethane Varnish.
Even though Iím probably going to use minwax fr the wood conditioner, Iím looking at is a Sherwin Williams product called "Wood Classics" for the stain as its the only one i've found with a color that closely matches what we are going for but Iím defiantly going to take a couple pieces of scrap and do quite a bit of testing. I'm just not sure how mixing different company products works with this kind of thing.
Is there anything else I should hit it with that you would recommend? I'm going to do some more research here in a bit.
Thanks for any advise, and all the advice iv'e gotten in t he past. Without this site's insperation and your help I probobly would have given up trying to learn how to do this kind of stuff.