December 4, 2014
Philip C. Lowe inspects a period furniture masterpiece as he looks for clues on how 18th-century furniture surfaces were prepared and finished.
May 16, 2014
From storing brushes between coats to applying just the right amount of wax, these tips will make things easier.
April 30, 2014
Not content to stick with store-bought finishes? Tell us about your home-brew.
September 6, 2013
Shellac is the wonder finish. Dries quick, sands beautifully, looks even better, comes in a variety of tones, and works as a sealer under anything else, too.
May 8, 2013
Learn how to apply the classic Arts and Crafts ammonia-fumed finish as the Book Rack project wraps up.
March 7, 2013
See who won a copy of French Polishing by Derek Jones
October 23, 2012
Learn the right way to mount a cast iron bench vise, then apply a traditional oil finish to your workbench.
June 19, 2012
Learn how to pop the beautiful grain in quartersawn walnut with a safe, low VOC finish that wipes on easy and provides plenty of protection.
September 7, 2011
Simple solution to getting an even application
February 14, 2011
Is it worth paying a professional to finish your project? What are the pros and cons? What is the perspective from the finisher's viewpoint?
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