Arts & Mysteries: A Period Finish


‘Authentic’ look is, at best, a guess.
By Adam Cherubini
Pages: 20-22

From the November 2009 issue #179
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As period woodworkers, we strive to produce the most accurate furniture possible. We delight in the use of period tools, for they impart authenticity impossible to achieve by other (modern) means. But when it comes to finishing our projects … well … er … most of us don’t use authentic period finishes. And I think I understand why. In this article, I’m going to discuss what I know and don’t know about period finishes. After reading this article, you may decide to try an authentic period finish on your project … or not.


From the November 2009 issue #179
Buy this issue now