If the woodwork is to be finished in its natural color, first apply a paste wood filler, if it is an open-grain wood, then put on two thin coats of wax according to directions with the product. If the woodwork is to be stained, apply the stain, then the paste filler (if the wood is open grained) and two coats of wax. If the wood is close grained then apply the shellac after the stain (as shellac is a liquid filler). Then apply two coats of wax.