Finishes and Finishing
Don't be intimidated by the finishing process. We'll guide you to the right finish for your project—polyurethane, lacquer, shellac, and more—and show you how to get picture-perfect, repeatable results.
I want to remove the clear finish from a piece of furniture. What is the best chemical to use? This isn’t a valuable antique, merely an old table that’s showing wear.
I’m working with a wide piece of walnut that has sapwood on one edge. Is there a good way to stain the sapwood to match the heartwood?
When applying the stain, I accidentally left a streak of stain across the grain. Now, I can see that wipe mark. What can I do about it?
I was given some maple boards, but how can I tell if they are hard or soft maple? Also, what’s the best finish for each?
What finish would best protect the front and sides of a bathroom vanity and medicine cabinet?
I am in the process of refinishing wooden casement window frames. What kind of finish should I use?