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Finishing and sealing Red Oak

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Hi I'm new to the form and wood working. I want to finish and seal a red oak door.
Should I use a filler? What stain should I use. What is the best sealer for the door.
Thanks for your help. jo
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Make sure you seal the end grain well. Red oak is an open grained wood and subject to moisture intrusion. We used red oak one time to make bubble pipes for some kids. You can actually blow through the end grain. Not so with white oak.
p.s. if you Google Read Oak sealant you will find some helpful information and some suggested sealers & stains.
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