Read the latest blogs on wood finishing techniques from Bernie Bottens. Stay informed on ways to finish your wood products.
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 03/22/2013 12:41:00 PM
There are a number of forms of wood veneers available on the market but let's take a look at how to make your own.
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 03/08/2013 3:32:00 PM
Veneer checking is a common occurrence in woodworking. Anyone who has to apply veneer or use veneered panels certainly understands what an unpleasant event this can be.
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 02/27/2013 10:00:00 AM
Teaching woodshop to kids: You can’t make it stick in their brains unless you make it stick to their fingers first. How'd my son Eryn end up crafting beer?
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 02/21/2013 10:00:00 AM
Sanding the details of appliqués well can be a challenge: the sand paper loses its bite as it comes up against something like that and the wood is very difficult to scratch.
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 02/14/2013 10:19:00 AM
The more I worked on this antique Singer sewing machine wood case, the more little defects I have found that needed to be addressed.
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 01/31/2013 10:00:00 AM
Bernie answers more reader questions about his antique wood Singer sewing machine project.
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 01/24/2013 10:01:00 AM
While the bleaching process continues on the Singer sewing machine wood cabinet, I thought I'd give you an update on how the project is going.