For Fantastic Oak Finishes

Ike a movie star, oak possesses natural good looks. Oak's distinctive grain pattern (see photo below) is what people are responding to when they say, I love the look of oak. Unlike a movie star, however, oak is easy to work with even during finishing. The best Finishes for oak celebrate its grain. In this aricle, I'll highlight some key finishing tips and techniques used to create the multilayered finishes that bring out the best in oak. Check out the recipes that make use of these techniques...

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Build a masterpiece with handsome quartersawn oak This striking chest of drawers is closely modeled after one of Gustav Stickley's most famous designs. Both bold and graceful, die wide overhanging top. slightly bowed legs and arched apron of Stickley's chest show the strong influence of his brilliant associate Harvey Ellis. My version is nearly identical in appearance, but I've modified its joiner to strengthen die case and improve the drawers' operation. Building nine drawers is a big part of...

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