Glazing kitchen cabinets is a fairly easy process; it's just finding the method that will work for you. The method we will show you now, is the one that we use on painted light color cabinets. This page is part of our kitchen cabinet plans.
High Gloss Finish
This is an easy way to get that high gloss finish without the need of dust free rooms and professional equipment. Anyone can achieve great results with this method, wood finishing at its finest.
If you have ever been repairing an antique and needed to match the old finish, then you might want to try this new way to match the old Antique Finish that you will see on some of the older furniture.
We will show you how we refinish hardwood floors with supplies from your local hardware store, so you can decide if this is for you or if you need to hire a professional. We will also show you some unconventional Wood Floor Finishes.
Tips on DIY wood filler, sometimes when finishing wood you need good fillers for small holes and dents that you find, in new projects or refinishing. This is an easy tip on making your own.
We have a short video on how to mix and use glaze coat, you will like this type of wood finishing it's not just for bar tops. We have Q & A from customers, if you have a question, just send us an Email we will try to help the best we can.
How to Line a Box
I have tried many different ways to line boxes and trays that I have made. I could not get the look that I wanted and it was difficult to cut around the dividers in my knife boxes. Then I saw spray on suede, thought I would give it a try. It’s a two part system, first you brush on the glue then spay on the suede. The glue comes in different colors the same as the suede. Now I didn't like to use the spray tube to put the suede on so I worked with it a little until I came up with a way I liked to use it. This is what I tried, started by taping the area I didn't want the suede, and then I applied the glue. After brushing on the glue I then filled the tray with the suede. I shook it in a sideways motion until it covered all the areas that I applied the glue. Then I poured the rest back into the bag. Let dry and you’re done, it looks good and easy to do. You use more suede this way but it felt softer and filled the spots that was hard to get to, if you’re tired of cutting felt then give this a try.
To Refinish or Not Refinish
I have been told all my life, not to refinish old furniture. They say it takes away the value. About 20 years ago I bought this outfit. It was in an old building full of old furniture. I ask the sales person if they had anything cheap. He showed me this set, price tag was $500. So I bought it, when I got it home and started to inspect it, I could not see what type of wood it was, the varnish was dark and cracked the draws lined with paper. I regretted buying it, so I begin stripping it down. After the old varnish was off, I could see it was solid cherry. I decided to sand the scratches out and put a clear urethane to get that high gloss. I left the mirror original, I liked the contrast. You can see by looking at the mirror how dark the pieces where. Since then I have been offered three times what I gave for it. So where did I go wrong. You have to decide for yourself. The one thing I learned was the value of an antique is not in the piece, its how many people want it.