Wood finishing (or refinishing) is the next step. Do it right, and it will be just as fun and rewarding as the first steps. Do it wrong, and you'll never want to finish wood again! That's why you need to download this FREE guide to finishing wood. This is the complete wood finishing techniques freebie from our expert, Bob Flexner.
Although staining furniture is optional, applying a finish is essential to protect the wood's surface. Without a finish, wood can dry, crack and deteriorate or - if exposed to moisture - swell so that drawers and doors no longer work. A good finish prevents swelling and cracking, protects
Home Woodworking How-To Finishes and Finishing. Finishing reclaimed lumber. A mix of dye and stain techniques matches fresh-cut edges to the face-grain patina of salvaged wood. Building a project from reclaimed lumber creates a piece with instant character, not to mention the green benefits of
I posted this on the woodworking reddit and not realizing there was a separate finishing reddit, was suggested to me to post here. So, I was making a folding wooden table as an extension to our dining table for my wife's birthday in July.
/r/woodworking is your home on reddit for furniture, toys, tools, wood, glue, and anything else that has to do with woodworking as a hobby or profession. Please submit links to how-to pages and videos, pictures of beautiful and amazing pieces you made for us to admire, or help you finish.
With that said, a little prep work and diligence can still yield a nice set of cabinets for half the price. Here's my technique for how to finish unfinished cabinets. How to Finish Unfinished Cabinets - The Ingredients. Fine Sandpaper (150 grit will work) Wood Conditioner (I used Minwax) Foam Paint Brush; Tack Cloth