Eye Catching Finishes for Small Projects

Take a walk on the wild side of finishing.

by Alan Lacer i've got Six good reasons to skip the stain and Polyurethane on your next small project: bleached, blended, charred, marbled, salt and pepper, and iron and vinegar each name beautiful finishes for wood. These finishes are rarely seen on large pieces of furniture, however, because consistent results are difficult to achieve on large surfaces. But these finishes can produce spectacular results on small projects, where you can more easily control the consistency of the material (all parts made from the same piece of wood, for example) and the way you apply the finish. I'm a professional woodturner, so all of the projects shown here are turned. But these finishes can be successfully applied on virtually any small woodworking project.

Salt & Pepper

A Course In Wood Turning

A Course In Wood Turning

Ever wondered what wood turning is all about? Here are some invaluable information on how to make beautiful items out of wood! That one little strategy from A Course In Wood Turning that I implemented not only worked, but the results were completely astonishing. I had never seen anything like it! Now, keep in mind that I had tried a lot of other products up until this point. You name it, I probably tried it! That’s how desperate I was to improve my skills with wood turning.

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