How Long Does it Take for Stain to Dry?

Unsplash You finally finished that table or kitchen cabinet you’ve been working on for a couple of weeks. Sharp edges have been rounded out using your trusty router, and the surface has been sanded to perfection. You’re ready to put some finishing touches, but you’re still debating which wood stain will make it stand out.  Should you use an oil-based or water-based wood stain? Or is a gel stain better than other types of wood stains on the market? How long does it take for the stain to dry, and what is the best brand of wood stain? [...]