Quick Guide: Waterlox vs Watco Danish Oil

Quick Guide Waterlox Vs Watco Danish Oil

When the build is complete on your woodworking project, perhaps a side table, a dinner table, a desk, or a chair, it’s time to choose the wood finish.  You probably had some idea of the type of finish before the project began, but maybe the grain is calling out for something other than paint or stain. You want your … Read more

What Grit Sandpaper Should I Use for Distressing Furniture?

What Grit Sandpaper Should I Use for Distressing Furniture

Antiquing furniture is a popular project for adding to a home’s decor.  The introduction of antique pieces, whether genuine or faux, into a room’s furnishings adds to its ambiance and aesthetic, as well as its warmth.  Finding just that right piece at a yard sale for short dollars and antiquing to fit in your parlor can be … Read more

How to Finish White Oak for Exterior Use

How to Finish White Oak for Exterior Use

When we think of woods for outdoor projects, especially when we think of furniture, teak and cedar come to mind quickly.  They are beautiful woods, finish well, and last a long time. Teak is a very desired wood for outdoor products because of its ability to withstand even the harshest of weather conditions.  It can be left outdoors all … Read more

How to Thin Boiled Linseed Oil

How to Thin Boiled Linseed Oil

With lovely blue flowers and long stalks, flax makes a beautiful field before harvest, and after harvest is used for a variety of products.  Golden oil is derived from the flaxseed and strong fiber from the stalks.  The flax oil was used for its nutritional value in diets, and the fiber was used in the making of … Read more

How Long Does It Take for Minwax Polyurethane to Dry?

Minwax Polyurethane

It used to be that varnish was the go-to finish for woods.  Long ago, varnishes were made by mixing a resin such as pine sap with a solvent such as mineral turpentine or spirits and brushed on a wood surface.  The result was and continues to be the golden hue and hard surface we associate … Read more