Treating wood used for furniture?
I’m finishing up a wooden bench that I’ve been building and I’m almost ready to stain it before I put the pieces together. Any suggestions for treatment of the wood before I stain it? What could I use that would bring out the grain and what could I use that seals up any gaps in the wood. It’s made of poplar because it’s my first piece of furniture.
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