Finishing Solid Oak book shelves
is a simple but very smelly when staining in confined small spaces.
This is a solid oak wall unit with multiple spaces for book storage shelves are adjustable.
The shelves were all removed and lightly sanded with the grain. Then the stain was rolled on with a fine mini roller. When both sides of the shelf was rolled with stain then it was immediately wiped off with a dry lint free cotton cloth. Wiping the stain should be done until there is no more stain to come off and it looks completely dry. Look at the would you just wiped and make sure that there are no rag marks on the wood from excessive stain still.