I've been looking at various books I have, but I'd like to ask you guys/gals what is the best way to finish maple either for a natural look or in a stained look.
I read that for a natural look, an oil poly will yellow over time versus a water based poly. I've also read, that a dye type stain is better than a pigment type stain as pigment type stains do not penetrate into the tight maple grain. I've also read that NGR stains are one of the best chpoice when staining maple.
I'd like to also know some of the other "Do's and Don'ts" in regards to staining/finishing maple that can be shared.