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I have cathedral popcorn ceilings in my house and am looking to reproduce a tongue & groove + beam type ceiling that is/was very popular in a lot of chalet type houses in the Pocono mountains (and likely other mountainous type areas): https://imgur.com/a/DW45Bhu. I saw over 50 houses while house shopping in the area over the summer and a lot of them had this type of ceiling at least in some parts of the house. They all look very similar in style, wood and color but I cannot for the life of me find anyone that knows what type of wood or stain was used. This looks like the closest thing in terms of wood: https://www.homedepot.com/p/8-ft-x-4-in-x-5-16-in-Knotty-Pine-Edge-V-Plank-Kit-6-Piece-VSV7-88-6-244-ST-HOMEDEPOT/202535999 but I'm really not sure what to get in terms of stain. Any ideas?

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    I agree it looks like knotty pine; as far as stain, why not try a few small pieces with a few light stains and see if you like how it turns out? – UnhandledExcepSean Feb 26 at 0:26
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    It almost looks like a dark Tung oil finish to me – UnhandledExcepSean Feb 26 at 0:32
  • @UnhandledExcepSean Yea, that's what I plan to do - however, since I saw this in so many houses I figured there might be a specific popular finish that was used. In terms of staining / tung oil - should I finish it with some sort of polyutherane / laquer after or would it not need the added protection on the ceiling? – Yev Feb 26 at 1:16
  • I don’t believe additional protection would be needed for a ceiling or elevated area. – UnhandledExcepSean Feb 26 at 12:18

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