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Tag: Finishes

Finishes

Taking the Red Out of Mahogany

Taking the Red Out My Client likes the grain of mahogany a lot and wants to use it for their new cabinetry, but they want the color to match their floors and mahogany is just a little too red. They want the wood to be less red, but they don’t want it d

Painted Rustic Barnwood

Learn how to make new wood look like it’s old. Making “Antique” Barn Wood

Choose your favorite wood from American Cherry, Red Oak, Mahogany, or Maple Choose between natural color or wood beautifully stained in rich wood tones. Cherry Cherry is perhaps the most popular wood, and with good reason. It has a wonderful grain and

Creating a Rustic Pine Finish

My current project is a lot of fun. I am making shelving and cabinetry for a walk-in master closet. The fun part is in the finish. My client has chosen to have the work done in pine, with a rustic, old barn look. The wood will look old, and worn; but i

2 Pieces in Natural Cherry

What Color is Natural Cherry, really? Lately I am getting questions on my site asking what color is natural cherry? The short answer is, it depends. Part of the confusion comes from the fact that natural cherry is less common than stained cherry, and p

Lidded Box in Maple

If you have a hand turned bowl, or lidded box that has lost its sparkle, and it is starting to look dull, no worries, read on.   The care for these items is easy, and I think enjoyable.  Oil is rubbed into the wood with a soft cloth.  Hand turned