After wood filling my screw holes and finished up sanding, it was time to select a stain, adhere a pre-stain and then stain. We sampled Special Walnut, Provincial (middle) and Jacobean. We ended up choosing Provincial because how it allowed the grain to come through. Note: If you can avoid screwing down through your table top, do so. Wood filler doesn't stain so well and is very visible to the scanning eye. We may adhere another coat before a final coat of polyurethane.