Stain Color Guide

Not sure which stain color you want for your order? Well, let’s take a look at your options!

To me, wood is such a beautiful thing that painting it is something of a shame. Don’t get me wrong – I’m happy to paint a piece if that’s what you want. But if you’re even remotely open to the possibility of a stain, go for it. Stain takes even a cheap piece of wood and turns it into a beautiful work of art.

And because I use knotty pine for nearly everything I build – just like Grandpa did – the stain is going to bring out the unique grains and designs that each piece of wood comes with.

Every stain is applied after a thorough sanding and cleaning. The stain can often look different from piece to piece. Sometimes, a piece of wood will take stain completely different from another one. So just keep that in mind.

After staining, several coats of polyurethane are brushed or sprayed on, and then the final coat is sanded smooth.

The end result is a beautiful piece of wood, completely unique, and hopefully durable for a lifetime.

All the photos below were taken in my kitchen with no flash, just the natural sunlight coming through the window to light the room – so you should have a fair idea of how each color is going to look in natural light.

Now, let’s take a look at the colors…