May 4, 2020
Bob Miller shares the racks he made to hold parts while finishing and drying.
February 27, 2020
Elia Bizzarri demonstrates how he mixes milk paint to produce a classic finish that not only reveals the beauty of the wood, but also adds a depth and warmth that you don't get from thicker, more modern paint.
February 12, 2020
Elia Bizzarri shows how to layer black milk paint over red to create a rich, layered look on his Windsor chairs.
November 12, 2019
In a great introduction to shellac for any woodworker, John Coffey discusses different types of shellac, how to mix it, and how to apply it to create a long-lasting, beautiful French polish finish.
November 5, 2019
A poor finish application is perhaps the quickest way to destroy an otherwise beautiful piece of furniture. After spending hours upon hours building your perfect piece, the last thing you…
September 25, 2019
Thin layers of dye, glazes, and sealers create an aged Arts and Crafts look
June 3, 2019
Heide Martin uses a vat-dying technique with its roots in fabric dying to give vibrant indigo color to her furniture
April 4, 2019
Maple and cherry don’t have a high tannin content, so they won’t get as dark as oak. But the process yields beautiful grays, blues, and purples.
Create a dark, graphic look that emphasizes the form of a piece
March 27, 2019
This steel wool and vinegar method for ebonizing wood is appropriate whether you want a dark, graphic look or tones of gray, blue, and purple
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