Finish Recipe: A Warm Finish for White Oak
A proper Arts and Crafts finish doesn’t come from a single bottle. Instead, it builds up, becoming richer and more complex with each layer. For more on Tom McLaughlin’s Arts and Crafts finish, read his article in Fine Woodworking issue #278.
Standard Brown Walnut Woodstain Powder, water based (85-0008-X)
Mohawk Shading & Glazing Stain:
- Burnt umber (M504-14356)
- Jet black (M504-2246)
Topcoat and Wax
Waterlox Original Satin Finish Briwax, antique mahogany
1. Dye deepens the color of the wood without sacrificing its figure.
2. Glazes work into the grain, adding character and patina.
3. Protective topcoat and wax are the final layer.