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#1 posted 03-09-2021 02:44 AM

You might want to look at using an amber dye or dye stain before the top coat. If you use a dye stain, you may need to use a reducer to the get a lighter shade but you can probably sand it back if the color is too intense. And if you really want to pop the grain of the figured wood, check out trace coating with a darker dye first. Charles Neal has a good video where he demonstrates the process. Whatever you do, try it on some scraps first.

My preference for wipe on finish are Tried and True Varnish oil or wipe on poly if I want a little more protection. Both take some time to build up a finish though.

Note, since this is for a crib, make sure that the stain is baby safe.

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