Completed the front of the new workshop ☺today and applied the first coat of stains to the exposed wood. Rather than go with all dark maple I decided to go with cedar on the panels above the entrance for a little contrast. It looks a little patchy right now but this will all even out when the second coat goes on. Here's a couple of views.
I like it. If the forecast co-operates I'll pour the 2 foot apron along the front tomorrow and then I can concentrate on finishing the stain on the porch and fresh air workshop.