You've been successful with a lot of finishing techniques and products, but the combination of finishes used on an individual piece of furniture often escapes your mind.

If you sample many different products, it's especially important to note your comments right on the project. Before finishing (or refinishing), apply peel-and-stick labels or glue paper to an inconspicuous area of the project. Note the date and any important facts about how you did it. The finish you apply over the paper will guarantee that you can refer to your notes in the future.
—Ralph Briggs, Des Moines, Iowa