Staining plywood (first time)
I've never used stain in my life. This isn't a furniture critical display piece, but I still want to make sure I do it right! Thinking of probably doing a walnut stain, and it will be covered by a bunch of non-stained plywood (so at least some imperfections won't scream at ya)
I *think* what I'm most afraid of is a big blotchy mess. Any fool-proof guidance for staining such a large surface, for the first time, to get somewhat decent results?