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Wood finishing is an art, but anyone with the right instruction can apply an excellent looking finish. Here you will find tips, techniques, and how-to articles on applying a world class finish.


23 Easy Ways to Age Wood and Make Wood Look Old

This is how to age wood the easy way, with 23 awesome techniques that you can start doing right now in your own shop....

The Best Time to Learn About Wood Finishing as a Beginner

The best way to learn wood finishing as a beginner is to just learn about it as you are learning about woodworking. Don’t wait...

9 Unbelievable Wood Finishing Myths for Beginners

This is 9 Unbelievable Wood Finishing Myths for Beginners, and in this post we are going to tackle both common and uncommon myths that...
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Wood Finishing Tips Cards – Finishing Kids Toys

This wood finishing tips card is called Finishing Kids Toys. When you make and finish kids toys, you need to think about the finish...
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Wood Finishing Tips – Cloth Finishing Pads

This wood finishing tips card is called Cloth Finishing Pads. As you use hand applied finishes, you will end up needing a lot of...
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Wood Finishing Tips Cards – Close to the Wood Finishing

This wood finishing tips card is called Close to the Wood. When a finish is considered close to the wood, it means that the...
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Wood Finishing Tips Cards – Oil Finishes

This wood finishing tips card is about oil finishes. When you are a new woodworker, oil finishes are some of the easiest to learn....
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Wood Finishing Tips Cards – Apply Thin Coats

This Wood Finishing Tips Card is called Apply Thin Coats. This is the real secret to wood finishing that many new woodworkers can benefit...
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Wood Finishing Tips Cards -How To Choose a Finish

This Woodworking Tips Card is called How to Choose a Finish. When you walk into the woodworking store, the wall full of finishing products...
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Wood Finishing Tips Cards – Use Fresh Product

This Wood Finishing Tips Card is called Use Fresh Product. Woodworkers are notoriously frugal when it comes to their craft. While saving scraps and...

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staining wood

Staining Wood and Experimenting With Stains

Staining wood is a pretty straight forward process on the surface, but there is so much that you can do if you take the...
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Wood Finishing on the Lathe – A Basic Guide

Wood finishing on the lathe is a fun process. It takes a lot of the time out of finishing, and the results happen almost...
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The Secret to Wood Finishing

There are hundreds of secrets to wood finishing. However, there is really only one that you really need to know. Thin coats make finishing...
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Rustic Wood Staining Technique

Rustic pieces are super popular. This rustic wood staining technique will have you creating rustic finishes on your projects easily, and with one simple...
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Easy Wood Finishes for Beginners

One of the biggest hurtles to woodworking is wood finishing. Thankfully, there are some easy wood finishes for beginners. Hand applied finishes have been...
staining wood with steel wool and vinegar

Staining Wood with Steel Wool and Vinegar

Staining wood with steel wool and vinegar is an easy way to incorporate an older method of chemically staining wood. Modern stains use dyes...
dye stain

Using My New Fiebings Dye Stains

I am really excited to share my experience with my new Fiebings dye stains that I picked up from Tandy Leather Factory. I have...
buffing wood

How to Buff Wood to a High Sheen

The best way to buff wood to a high sheen is with a buffing system that is meant for use on wood. There are...
danish oil

Danish Oil For Adding Age to Wood

Danish Oil, in particular Medium Walnut Danish Oil, is a very easy way to add age to a piece of wood. Rustic and aged...
traditional wood filler

How to Make Traditional Wood Filler

This is how to make traditional wood filler. Wood fillers are available everywhere. However, many times they are made from random ingredients. If you...