18 Ways to Stain Wood to Breathe New Life Into Traditional Materials

In your home, there are likely to be many pieces of traditional wooden furniture that are DIY projects begging to be kick-started. If you want to improve the longevity of your wooden furniture and home accessories, there are various wood staining techniques you can use to maintain the classic wood grains and hide wear and tear at the same time. These 18 Hometalkers have embarked on their own wood staining projects to revitalise traditional wooden features and make a genuine design statement:

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