Oil, Varnish, Shellac: 3 Simple Finishes

Finally! Demystify finishing. Join us for two hours of straightforward information on hand applied finishes. Forget spray booths, dust-free shops, and hard-to-apply finishes. Instead learn how to use simple hand-applied oil, varnish, and shellac finishes that will make your work glow. These finishes have easy application qualities while supplying a protective barrier to your furniture. […]

Surface Prep: 3 Simple Finishes

Preparing the surface of your wood before finishing is imperative if you want a great finish. If you don’t care then you’re probably buying off the rack dimensional lumber and slapping a thick coat of paint on it. But if you’re making fine furniture, there are steps you should take to smooth and prepare your […]

Table Design & Construction

What makes a table? How do you build one? What do I need to do to make a good one? Tables come in many shapes, several sizes, and each can make us feel differently when sitting down at them for a meal or to write a letter or to set our well-earned drink down upon. […]

Online Lecture: Chiseled

Chiseled The chisel is one of those tools that calls up a variety of woodworking jobs: bottle opener, roof tar remover, nail punch, pry bar and screwdriver, if truly needed. But this wedge shaped object is also capable of some of the finest work at the bench if one knows the secrets to tuning and […]