This is my first carpentry project where 'looks matter'… I recently installed a new window in my living room, and it's now time to trim out the interior. The other windows in the house have simple stained pine as moulding, so I will attempt to do the same for this window.
Obviously I will need to stain and polyurethane the trim, cut it to size, affix it to the wall, and fill the nail holes with wood putty. What I'm not sure about is what would be the best order to do these tasks. What would you recommend?
Some orders I've considered are:
- Stain → Poly → Cut → Install → Putty
- Stain → Cut → Install → Putty → Poly
- Cut → Install → Stain → Putty → Poly