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Distressing Wood

Old is hip and a seemingly important part of any project nowadays is the ability to falsify its age. Distressing -- also known as antiquing -- is used to age contemporary pieces and there are many variation on this theme. Amateur Woodworker

Faux Finishing

Faux finishing is a painting technique used to create the illusion of texture on a wall. Learn faux technqiue. Home Time

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Finishing Comparison Chart

Use this chart to compare finishes based on their appearance, durability and application. Rockler

French Polishing

French polishing is one of the classic finishes for wood. This article offers advice on one particular French polishing technique, although there are certainly many variations. Amateur Woodworker

Oil Finishes

The oil finish is one of the most traditional approaches to completing your project. Oil finishes bring out the natural beauty of the wood. Amateur Woodworker

The Case for Shellac

Long neglected in favor of oil and varnish finishes, here's a case for shellac. Popular Woodworking


Varnishing is the perfect finish for outdoor projects. Learn more about varnishing. Amateur Woodworker


One of the nicest finishes for your projects is beeswax. This finish is ideal for any indoor project and has the great advantage of allowing the wood to nicely darken with age. Amateur Woodworker

Wood Stains

Wood stains should be used to enhance to natural color of a wood. Learn more about this subject. Amateur Woodworker

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