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Finishing #1: Finding a stickley finish

05-12-2010 05:25 AM by brianl | 5 comments »

I have been working on a pair of nightstands for a while now and I’ve been trying to sort out what stain to use on them. They are quartersawn white oak and reproduction Stickleys so I wanted a nice older look. I started digging around in magazines, books, online, etc… and I found some great resources – like Captain Skully's forum post. Unfortunately, viewing something over the net always makes it appear a bit “off” to me. So I decided that I needed to prototy...

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TV Stand #9: Finishing and finishing

01-09-2012 03:09 AM by Angela | 1 comment »

Finishing and finishingI have completed my TV stand and it came out better than I hoped. I learned a lot from this project and can’t wait to make my next piece of interior furniture. FinishingI wish I could say everything went off smoothly but I had a few problems finishing the project. One major problem was splotching, where one area stains dark than another. I also had a hard time learning to fill the wood. I tested about 12-15 different stains and dyes until I came across two of the...

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Adventures in Finishing wood

05-06-2010 05:53 PM by Bob #2 | 13 comments »

From blotch controlIt seems one of the most difficult tasks for woodworkers is finding a stain and finish system that’s capable of giving consistent and durable results.For many years I had used nitrocellulose lacquer for my projects with appropriate oil and or water-based stains. One of the problems with lacquer isit is extremely volatile and subject to vaporize organic compounds that could be dangerous from a health perspective. With this in mind, I set out to try and adapt my syste...

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Custom Dishwasher Panel Progress #6: Finishing the Dishwasher Panel

11-04-2007 04:56 AM by gizmodyne | 13 comments »

100 steps to a great finishI have written about finishing douglas fir before, but I keep getting lots of questions about it so here I go. Sand to 220. Get in the grooves. Making the washcoat to prevent blotching .. 90% Mineral Spirits Washcoat Part 2: 10% Boiled Linseed Oil Apply Washcoat with cloth. Inspecting the coat. If there are any sanding marks or glue spots this is the time to get them. Applying stain with brush. Clean off. Get into the grooves with a glue brus...

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Chippendale Cabinet Project #5: Patterns and Stain

03-05-2011 03:44 AM by William | 5 comments »

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Staining Alder #1: Introduction - I feel like Bob Ross

04-01-2013 08:02 PM by LucasinBC | 1 comment »

Ok so before I get into this I want to make the following three declarations: 1) I am not in any way in favour of using inexpensive (IE cheap) woods and disguising them as expensive (IE high quality) woods in projects. That is not my goal here. 2) I am not a professional woodworker, nor am I a professional finisher, so this is just my own experience as a hobbyist. 3) I am not a proponent of staining or colouring every wood that you finish; I am totally cool normally with leaving woo...

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My Interior Projects and Artistic Creations

09-14-2008 12:12 AM by mindseye | 12 comments »

A music video of some of my past projects. The projects range from painted floors to a home bar with a built in waterfall. Some other projects include: water walls, fountains, foil finishes, faux finishes, leafing, gilding furniture projects and a faux copper ceiling. Please leave comments and let me know what you think:)

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Current Project #9: Staining the Table

09-17-2014 11:38 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

I saved it. Does that count for anything? I’ve been having a bit of an adventure staining the table. Aside from not handing it to a professional I know what I did wrong, I tried staining the table. Does good plywood have a project side and a non-project side? I’m using maple plywood. When I made my cuts, I made it so that the plainer side was facing out. Apparently that was my first mistake. So, After I got everything cut, glued, screwed, sanded etc. I hesitated before ...

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Xmas Present for my Mom.

11-25-2012 02:11 AM by BadDavid | 0 comments »

Like most that are getting into building again after some time away (close to 20years away lol). I have started off small with what I think I can do. Well it is getting close to xmas and since like most folks out there money is tight. I have made gifts for my family (I have already posted the finish gifts in my gallery). Right now I am making a gift for my mom and one to take to work for the gift exchange. My mom likes dolphins and I recently watched Steve Ramsey show me how to cut finger ...

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Sewing Center #2: Stained Poplar using MinWax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner (yellow can)

08-23-2009 10:09 PM by SouthpawCA | 11 comments »

I didn’t really listen and I should be spanked!!! I am now going to stain the sewing center. I knew I had to actually condition the wood because it is poplar. But instead of doing the 50/50 mix of shellac and denatured alcohol or as I read on a can of Zinsser Bulls Eye SealCoat (which is shellac) a 3 parts denatured alcohol to 2 parts SealCoat mix, I thought I save myself some time and just condition the poplar with MinWax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner (the yellow can – they also ...

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