• Rockier, www.rockler.com, (800) 279-4441, Homestead Dry Dyes (water-soluble), $10.59perl oz.bottle.
• Zinsser, www.rustoleum.com, (800) 323-3584, SealCoat Universal Sanding Sealer (dewaxed shellac), $8.97 per quart.
• General Finishes, www.generalfinishes.com, (800) 783-6050, Gel Oil Based Urethane Topcoat. $20 per quart
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