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 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?
I picked up a stunning piece of birch with an exceptional flame pattern grain. How can I finish it to show off the patterns while retaining its light color?
Years ago, I knew of a vinegar solution that blackens oak. I remember the vinegar part, but what else goes with it?
Please recommend a finish to use on maple kitchen cabinet doors. I don’t know the existing finish, but it didn’t hold up to being splashed with water from the sink.