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

The Complete Guide To Wood Finishing

The Complete Guide To Wood Finishing

Wood finishing can be tricky and after spending hours on building your project you want to be sure that you get the best outcome possible. In The Complete Guide To Wood Finishing you will learn how to get beautiful, professional results no matter what your project is, even if you have never tried your hand at wood finishing before. You will learn about every step in the wood finishing process from a professional wood finisher with years of experience.

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