ok, so I've always liked WALNUT, even in wood shop in high school, everything I made was walnut.
I picked up a Ruger 10/22 (birch) and have been thinking about stripping the finish, and staining the birch a rich walnut.
Then a nice hard epoxy clear coat.
I wish I were talented enough to checker the stock, but I am not.
someone talk me out of this.