About 20 years ago we took it one step past common sence. we were
making hatch doors into coffee tables. We would normally burn the doors
with a propane torch and wire brush the soft grain out. epoxy the whole
thing and you had a great looking table. Being young and stupid, a bad
combination, we didnt think that the torch was fast enough so we took 4
of the doors out to the back yard, lightly covered them with gasoline
and set them on fire. Boy was that fast. after a visit by the fire
department, a neighbor called it in, we were lucky not to be arrested.
Now I only use stain.