Ready to finish your project but not sure what approach to take? Our new recipe "book" puts foolproof techniques at your fingertips.

Looking for a simple wipe on finish? Try Charles Shackleton's easy oil and wax recipe. Want get a traditional period look with shellac? Check out Steve Latta's step-by-step guide. Interested in spray finishing? Get Martin Milkovitz's quick and durable recipe using lacquer. Click on the links below for more. 

All of these formulas have been tested and used by experts.

The Finish Recipe Bible

Arts and Crafts Finish  Finish Recipe: Arts and Crafts Look Without Harsh Chemicals
by Gregory Paolini
Mimic the look of a traditional Stickley finish without fuming with industrial ammonia
Oil and Wax Finish Recipe: Oil and Wax
This hand-applied finish requires no specials skills and brings out the beauty in the wood
by Charles Shackleton
Shellac Finish Finish Recipe: Pennsylvania Spice Box
A step-by-step guide to a shellac finish
by Steve Latta
Oil and Varnish Finish Recipe: Shaker Chest of Drawers
Traditional oil-and-varnish finish is repairable and easy
by Christian Becksvoort
Spray Lacquer Finish

Finish Recipe: Spraying Lacquer 
This quick and durable finish is a perfect fit for an everyday bookcase
by Martin J. Milkovits

A Modern Bench Finish Recipe: Modern Bench
Learn one method for applying a wipe-on oil finish with this step-by-step guide
by Mark Edmundson
A Classic Step Stool Finish Recipe: A Classic Step Stool  
Pop the grain and protect your wood with this easy oil and varnish finish
by Tommy MacDonald
Blanket Chest Finish Recipe: Hickory and Ash Blanket Chest 
Give your projects a great finish in two easy steps
by Peter Turner
Arts and Crafts Finish Finish Recipe: Cricket Table
Another arts-and-crafts-style finish without the fuming
by Chris Gochnour
Antique Oil Finish Finish Recipe: Antique Oil Finish for a Bow-Front Hall Table
Give your project an antique finish in three easy steps
by Charles Durfee