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21 year old apprentice plumber living in Appleton, WI. I have loved woodworking ever since I took a class in highschool called Furniture Design. Been making more projects whenever I have time and when i can afford to expand my currently limited tool selection.

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#1 posted 01-16-2017 02:39 AM

Staining Figured Soft Maple
Hello fellow woodworkers. I have just finished up gluing up a table top made out of soft maple. It is 3.5ft by 5ft. The figure in the grain pattern isn’t very aggressive but it will still be beautiful once I apply finish. I want to stain it a darker color, about a medium brown. I already tried to stain it once using Transtint dye and Bullseye shellac with a brush. It turned out terrible. It was incredibly blotchy because the finish would absorb to fast before I could cover the whole table. I found plenty of info on how to pop-the-grain on small pieces of maple but nothing about on how to do it with a large piece. Has anyone had success with staining a large piece of figured maple? I have already used a card scraper to take off the coat that didnt turn out. Would spraying the finish be my best bet.

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