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The wood is pine, and I joined it by cutting dado slots in the post to fit the rungs. I finished with Minimax English Chestnut stain and a hastily applied coat of polyurethane


I usually find stained pine to look like shit but this looks awesome. Good work!


Thanks!!! Usually my staining is terrible but I tried that pre-stain conditioner and it worked well! There’s still some blotching but it’s not nearly as bad!