Build First – Kit Building 101

Do I Stain or Build First? I know the first question the first customer to receive a The House of Miniatures kit asked. “Should I stain the pieces before I build the kit, or should I build first?” All About the Grain Let’s talk about the properties of wood for a moment. Most of the… Continue reading Build First – Kit Building 101

Frustration: Do I Glue or Stain First?

Evening the Tone on Drawer Fronts

How do you know what your stain color will wind up looking like? Well, it is best to test your stain by putting two coats on a test piece, right? A drawer bottom or interior panel from the kit makes a great test piece.