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Wood Finishing 101: The Chemistry in Coating Wood Furniture

By Matt D'Anca Posted: 07/11/2014 9:00AM

In the woodworking industry, there is a tendency to place manual finishing in the realm of art, but the reality is that more finishing problems are the result of microscopic interactions than flawed technique.

Curly Cherry Bar Top Fights Back and Loses

By Scott Wunder Posted: 07/02/2014 3:04PM

I once made a bar top from curly cherry that I thought would only take a few hours to finish, but took me three days instead. My, how time flies when you’re screwing up a good finish.

Finishing: Are Mini Spray Booths a Great Fit for Small Spots?

Posted: 06/04/2014 10:08AM

Smaller format automated reciprocating finishing spray booths may fit physically in tight quarters. But is it a fit for your operation?

Conestoga Wood Specialties Offers New Metal Finish Line

Posted: 05/21/2014 10:52AM

Drawing influence from mid-century, eclectic design, Conestoga Wood Specialties introduce a new high-quality metal finish line, Metal Fusion.

Stop Thinking About Buying a Spray Gun; Just Do It!

By Scott Wunder Posted: 05/14/2014 8:55PM

If you have been thinking about buying a spray gun, stop! There is no reason (except for money) to think about it anymore. Start living your woodworking dream and buy one.

Wood Finishing: Shellac Supply Improves

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/02/2014 10:38AM

Weather conditions have yielded a rebound in the Asian bugs that supply raw material for shellac.

Merric Millwork's High-end Hand Work

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/01/2014 2:01PM

Merric Millwork & Seating recently worked on a new, four-story Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Wentzville, MO, that highlighted its capabilities in finishing, including cerusing.

Sanding Sponges Offer Soft Touch for Contoured Surfaces

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/30/2014 4:34PM

From white wood to reaching contours, sanding sponges and pads beat sheets providing more flexibility.

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