- An Exploration in Finishing
A modern take on jin-di-sugi and ebonizing
- Finishing a Drawer
Drawers can be problematic when it comes to finishing. Internal corners either get too little finish or too much; the drawer has to transition from the visible ...
- Caring for Brushes
Cleaning brushes is a chore that few people look forward to, but it isn't all that complicated. David Sorg explains what to do even before you use the brush to ...
- The Impact of Light on Dyes and Stains
Whatever dye or pigment stain you use, it will fade or change color with exposure to bright light. The solution is not to swear you'll never stain wood again (after ...
- Get Top Results with a Foam Brush
Foam brushes cost around a dollar, are widely available, and, best of all, do not shed bristles and are discarded after use. They are the implement of choice for ...
- One Fast Finish
Finishing expert Jeff Jewitt describes this technique as a "down and dirty" French polish. Ideal for a low-build, "in the wood" type of look, this wipe-on finish ...
- Q & A: Paint or Colored Lacquer for Furniture?
- Video: Color Matching Woods
A finish of dye, shellac, and wax brings a rich, consistent color to three different woods in a Chippendale mirror
- Finishing Boxes Inside and Out
Small boxes are deceptively complex pieces of woodworking. All the pieces must fit precisely, with flawless surfaces inside and out. Finish is crucial when a box ...
- Video: Introduction to Spray Finishing
This video excerpt from Wood Finishing Basics offers tips on getting started with spray guns
- Video: A Durable Wipe-On Top Coat
Apply this oil/varnish blend on furniture for a smooth and easy-to-maintain finish
- Q & A: Removing Drip Marks in Varnish
- A Classic Walnut Finish
Create an antique and durable finish on walnut with a combination of stains, shellac, and glaze
- 12 Quick Finishing Tips
Shortcuts and inventive techniques to help you improve your finishes
- Video: A Two-Step Finish for Wood Turnings
Lacquer is durable and quick to apply.