My wife and I bought some unfinished furniture over the weekend. It was half the price of finished. I have a little experience with staining some crappy Ikea stuff, but want to put my best foot forward on this stuff. Any best practices for finishing furniture I should know? I've watched some videos, etc but figured I'd ask, especially with all the luthiers out there. It's made from pine and we plan to do a 2-tone finish, black and cherry/brown to match our table and chairs.