I’m finishing my custon made maple island in my kitchen. It is solid maple moldings and maple veneered plywoood for the carcass.
We tried today to stain it using a minwax penetrating oil based stain, Ebony, and did not end up with a very good finish. The maple is such a dense hardwood that very little of the stain was absorbed into the wood.
My local Benjamin Moore dealer suggeted to use old Masters rubbing stain, which has no liquid carriers, but unfortunatly, ebony is not available any more.
Does anybody have any suggestions about products, or methods I could use?