Quote Originally Posted by Craig Koshyk
It is my understanding that in some circles, staining certain woods (cherry for instance) amounts to commiting a mortal sin.....not good for the Karma as it were.

Do I dare stain and thus risk damnation and/or returning in the next life as a dung beetle?

If I do stain, what do you suggest for colour and brand/type?

I am not against staining of all woods, but staining cherry will condemn you to the status of dung beetle among the living in my world. It is a very beautiful wood that develps to a lovely natural color with age. If you stain it you will probably find it too dark for your taste after 5-10 years.