Remove common surface problems with minimal damage and fuss
When I opened my furniture making and restoration shop 30 years ago, there were two types of dye in wide use. I made great use of both, but for different situations.
A penetrating look at protection.
Don't let the dizzying array of stain choices get you discombobulated
With the right tools and equipment, you can finish (and refinish) your own hardwood floors.
A few sample boards can save you from future finishing headaches.
Long neglected in favor of oil and varnish finishes, here's a case for shellac.
Some claims made by furniture-care products are misleading or just wrong. Find out the truth about these products.
There’s no finishing problem more frustrating than glue splotches. You spend countless hours cutting, shaping, smoothing and joining pieces of wood only to have your work discolored where glue from squeeze-out or dirty hands seals the wood so your stain and finish can’t penetrate. The wood under the splotch doesn’t change color while all...