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December/January 2017/2018

Issue Number: 251

Figure-popping Finish

December/January 2017/2018 Page: 28

Russ Filbeck's sanded-in oil finish topped with paste wax brings out the light-refracting beauty in figured woods, such as curly maple or walnut crotch, delivering depth and luster that just can’t be achieved with a brushed or sprayed finish. Best. Finish. Ever.

Platform Bed

December/January 2017/2018 Page: 38

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You won't give up a thing in the looks department by using well-chosen southern yellow pine. But you can kick it up a notch by featuring a beautifully figured hardwood slab in the headboard.

Iron Age Display Shelf

December/January 2017/2018 Page: 70

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Blend classic wood shelves with steel legs for an industrial, yet refined, contemporary look. You’ll need no fancy metalworking tools or special skills to create the legs, just a drill, hacksaw, and a bit of elbow grease.

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