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 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.
A lathe-mounted buffing system shines turnings and much more.
A recent basement flood left a dark “waterline” on some walnut frames that were waiting to be finished. Is there a way to erase the blemish?
In your opinion, what is the best way to darken cherry? I’ve heard that I can use a steam iron or leave the wood out in the sun to bring about the change.