In many of my videos I have already done the prep work such as cutting the wood and painting it or staining it. Here is a video tutorial of how I like to do the wood staining in lots of my DIY tutorials.
My favorite wood stain is Minwax Jocabean, I love the right dark color. It doesn't have a ton of red in it and it's not yellow either. A nice dark wood coffee bean color. This is great if you have a lot of lighter accents in your home like light wall color, white trim, and furniture. Add too much dark into a dark room and the piece will not pop. If you have a lot of darker colored walls and wood trim, a lighter wood stain is recommended.
No matter the color of your wood stain, this video will show you how I like to apply it to my wood projects as well as features some of my favorite products I use while staining.