With no experience but a lot of time during Covid, we tackled this project and love the results. Queen bed and nightstands. Made from pine, stain is Saman Wood Stain 013 - IRON EARTH. We modified the night stands to be 4 inches narrower to fit the room a little better.
Hard to find but worth it, water based stain, had no odor and I stained it in the basement in the winter. No special instructions, apply and wait a minute and wipe off. I am planning to use a matte polyurethane when I have more time to protect the finish.