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Screw holes and finishing pine

Posted by Hank Metz on December 3rd, 1999 03:12 AM
In reply to Crude Woodworking? Stain before wood filler??? by Ron on December 2nd, 1999 12:20 PM [Go to top of thread]

I think you'd be happier with putting in flush wooden plugs over the screw head countersinks, which would be at least 3/8" to 1/2" diameter. You can purchase ready-mades, or cutters are cheap enough nowdays to make your own- this will guarantee a near-perfect stain job with no concern about shading differences between natural wood and an inert filler.

With the exception of gel types, Pine will blotch when a conventional stain is applied, so use a wood conditioner first.

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