I have just started woodworking in the past couple of years, and am emproving my skills by using poplar wood to practice on. Some of my pieces come out nice enought to use, but I cannot seem to get a decent varnish finish on poplar. It looks blotchy and is not at all appealing. On this particular piece I did not use a stain or dye, just finished the natural wood. Any suggestions?
Get It All!
UNLIMITED Membership is like taking a master class in woodworking for less than $10 a month.Start Your Free Trial
Subscribe to Fine Woodworking
Save up to 69%Subscribe