I'm working on a large box bench (80 inches long). Based on a family member's recommendation, I stained the wood first before planning to glue the wood trim on. Now that I found out that gluing stained wood won't provide a strong joint, I am at a loss on what to do to recover from this mistake.
Can I get away with just gluing the trim pieces on to the bench? After all, it's just aesthetic.
If not, what is the proper way to go about fixing this?
The surface of the bench is pine plywood. The trim is 1x4 poplar boards.