The House of Miniatures™ kits are really excellent. They are very consistently cut to the right dimensions and the grain is very uniform. Even the routing work is very good.
Frustration: Do I Glue or Stain First?
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.