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It would be a good idea to stain the panels before glue up. You may want to go ahead and put your topcoat on the panels before glue up as well.

If you don’t stain the panels ahead of time, you run the risk of having a bit of the unstained edges show during the dry season. 

In addition to the wood movement issue, it’s generally easier to apply your stain and finish when the panel is a separate piece. 

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You don't have to do the door panel separate. I will get the stain a little wetter around where the door panel and the cope and stick meet. Then use compressed air to blow the stain under. Also, the compressed air will feather the color better in corners, unlike using a brush or rag. 

 

-Ace-

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