October 3, 2013
Choose the right one for the job and get great results
Q: I recently used an older can of satin varnish, but there was a paste-like layer on the bottom of the can. What is it? Does it mean that the varnish…
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.
June 6, 2013
A simple brushed finish produces stunning satiny results
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
February 7, 2013
How to make them last longer and how to tell when they’ve gone bad
October 23, 2012
Learn the right way to mount a cast iron bench vise, then apply a traditional oil finish to your workbench.
July 26, 2012
Don't rush to strip; a simple cleaning and renewal can work wonders
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.
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