Good Morning, Jerry
When working on furniture, I would think that you would add any stain, especially to all peices before you assemble it. As for a final coating, like poly, or a sealant, that sounds logical to do that, as well, to make sure it's an even coat.
What you could do is go to you tube, and see if those who do wood shows (Like Router Workshop, or similar, since I'm sure they aren't on you tube...) recommend using finisher before you assemble. I can tell you if it were me, I would.
Have A Great Day
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Last edited by OutoftheWoodwork; 12-03-2012 at 05:33 AM.