Stains are recommended for all wood types. However, all premium woods (Walnut, Cherry, Ash & Maple) are typically finished with a "Golden Oak" stain to bring out the natural beauty of the wood. Darker stains are not recommended for premium woods. Exotic and figured woods and typically not stained as it would diminish the natural beauty.
For oak, our standard stains include Natural, Golden Oak, Cherry or Jacobean color.
We recommend Golden Oak stain which is a clear stain that makes the oak look a little yellowish-blond like natural oak floors.
Our Black finish is not thick like a piano black finish, but rather a black finish in which you can see the pattern of the grain.
We use Minwax® Wood Finish™ stains to add long-lasting color and bring out the natural beauty of our wood items. Wood Finish™ is the #1 brand of interior wood stains from Minwax®, the leading manufacturer of wood finishing and wood maintenance products in the US. For more information and to view additional color choices, visit minwax.com.