There are so many choices as to what to stain wood out there today. I have been using Minnwax for many years, but they offer the basics and most of them are really the same. I know there are a few of you out there that love bold colors so I have the thing for you! General Finishes has a line of water based stains that will make your piece pop. I have been using them on a lot of the kid friendly items I make and they are just fantastic.
Drop me an email if you would like to try one of these great colors on your next frame. Christmas is coming and I think a red or green wood frame would look great around any Christmas themed piece.