My son Louis got lumber, plans, and his own “adult” tool set from Santa for Christmas. The letter from “Santa” said that he was to build his new bed with his dad. They put it together and I stained it for him. We are pretty proud, especially the hubs and son (Louis) since they built it and all.
After chatting with Rayan about how to go about this best and some of the different stain options, a tinted paste wax finish sounded like the way to go and I loved the lack of the extra step of applying the varathane. I used Briwax brand and while it was a bit of a workout to buff between coats, it was very forgiving and a really beautiful color.