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    Just built some bathroom cabinets and want to stain the outsides but not the insides. Will laminated pine panels warp if I do this?

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    Hilary

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    Any time you don't have similar moisture absorbtion (i.e., different finishes) on both sides of a wood panel, the panel can warp. A bathroom can have some significant humidity levels if it contains a shower or even a bath. I'd be leary. Are you going to cover the stain with a topical finish like urethane? If so, then having one side stained and the other shouldn't make much difference. If it is going to be natural...you may.
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    Thanks for the reply. I was planning to use minwax polyshades which is a stain and polyurethane together. I'm going to use their pre stain wood conditioner also. I don't want to stain all the sides of the boxes that don't show. So will just stain the face, and the door/drawer fronts and one exposed end.

    I understand that plain pine boards would warp but wasnt sure about the laminated stuff. I'm using a fairly dark stain and wanted the lighter natural pine colour inside.

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    Just use the 'normal' urethane on the inside. If you don't want the yellowish color of the oil based stuff, they have some that is water based, if I remember properly.
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