I made a rustic crate. It's basically just a box. But, we wanted it stained darker rather than the bright yellowish color of pine. So, off to General Finishes we go and to their swatches. We opted for an oil-based liquid stain, specifically Spiced Walnut Oil Stain. After the jump are some pictures of how it turns out on pine.
Overall it provided an easy-to-use and affordable. I barely put a dent in that little 1/2 pint can (granted the crate wasn't exactly a massive project either), but I suspect you would get a good number of square feet of coverage out of every can.