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Applying Wood Veneers - A straight-forward technique to apply wood veneer using contact cement, with tips, tool list, and technique.


Cedar Finishing Tips - Information about finishing outdoor cedar projects and reasons why you may not need to.


Choosing a Finish - Though undaunted by complex joinery or intricate and precise machining, many woodworkers still cringe at the thought of applying a finish to their work. “What’s the best finish for my project” is one of the first hurdles to overcome.


Finishing Basics - Finishing your project will both protect it and bring out the beauty of the wood. Commonly used finishes belong to basically six groups, straight oils, oil and varnish blends, varnish, water based, shellac and lacquer.


Redwood Exterior Finishes - Information about finishing exterior redwood and what materials should be avoided.