Wood finishing, when your woodworking project is complete. Choosing and applying the finish is the last thing you do. But it is the most important step. This is the part that your customer looks at the hardest. And is the part that will show case your craftsmanship. And can turn a simple project into a work of art. Wood finishing is a must when beginning woodworking. And selecting the right finish for any type of project is very important.
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. And does not require a high skill level.
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. It is wood finishing at its finest. This is a great for someone that is just getting started in woodworking. To show off their new skills and impress your customers.
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 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. I use it for repairs around the shop also. We have Q & A from customers, so if you have a question. Just send us an Email we will try to help the best we can.
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. From the sawdust of the project you are making. This can reduce the cost your woodworking project as well.
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 it dry and you’re done. It looks good and it is easy to do. You use more suede this way but it felt softer and filled the spots that was hard to get to.
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 of three, price tag was $500. So I bought it and 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 and very dirty. The draws lined with paper. I regretted buying it.
So I begin stripping it down. And 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.
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. And the only ones that have value are the pieces in good shape. Lets face it ugly has no value.