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Advice on selecting a clear (non-yellowing) finish for wood furniture.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #19 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 8

Imitating the factory finish found on Scandinavian teak furniture.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #21 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 6

Water-based finishes. How they work and tips on application.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #29 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 68

Preparing wood for finishing. Topics include repairing surface defects, smoothing the surface, raising and de-furring the grain.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #36 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 74

Multi-step finishes. Four professional finishing techniques that give your work warmth, depth and character that stain along can't match. Looks at ground staining, pore filling, dry brushing, and wet glazing. How to achieve classic walnut, cordovan mahogany, and golden oak finishes.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #38 May-Jun 1994 pg. 54

Tip on finishing wood treated with PEG (polyethylene glycol).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #46 Aug 1995 pg. 14

Choosing a finish to accentuate the wood and to protect your work.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #47 Oct 1995 pg. 90

Guide to waterborne finishes. How to choose and use. Thirty-five finishes compared in actual tests on standard wood samples.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #49 Dec 1995 pg. 66

Exterior clear finishes. Tips on protecting and beautifying your outside woodwork.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #51 Apr 1996 pg. 72

Maintaining wood finishes. Tips on cleaning and rejuvenation.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #53 Aug 1996 pg. 68

Finishing disasters. What to do when trouble strikes. Fixes for an "orange peel" finish in lacquer, a blotched stain job, bleeding Danish oil, unintentional cracking, wood grain telegraphing through a painted finish, putty patches that show through a finish, and edge drips.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #60 Aug 1997 pg. 44

Grain enhancement. Part 1. How to bring out the best in closed-pore woods. Three methods described (oil, dye stain and "candy apple" colors).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #63 Dec 1997 pg. 98

Prefinishing. Partially or completely finishing parts or sub-assemblies of a project before gluing them together. Its benefits and steps in the process.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #70 Dec 1998 pg. 98

Repairing (touching up) a damaged wood finish. How to fill holes, add background color, simulate missing grain patterns, mix matching colors, etc.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #73 Jun 1999 pg. 98

A guide to oak furniture. Looks at both antiques and reproductions, and includes tips on refinishing oak furniture.
APARTMENT LIFE Aug 1980 (v.12#8) pg. 41

Six different furniture finishes and how to achieve each. (1) Clear antique finish, (2) painted antique finish, (3) bare-wood non-finish, (4) smooth and shiny finish, (5) dry-brush finish, and (6) simulated wood grain or marble finish.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1972 (v.50#1) pg. 50

How to finish and decorate a box or furniture built using box construction techniques.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1973 (v.51#4) pg. 176

A step by step description of how to restore a portion of a piece of furniture, such as a table top, to match the original finish on the rest of the piece.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1977 (v.55#2) pg. J8 (184+)

How to bleach a piece of furniture that is being refinished.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. F10 (186+)

Photo shows how a table can be finished with stippled liquid dye and polyurethane to create an unusual effect.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 91

How to refinish wood furniture. Information to guide the novice refinisher includes stripping, minor repairs, sanding, staining, bleaching, and application of a finish.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1979 (v.57#11) pg. 100

Refinishing techniques to make old, out-of-date furniture look attractive again.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1981 (v.59#4) pg. 38

Pickling: antique-pine finish for wood.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1984 (v.62#9) pg. 16

How to get the "lacquer" look on a bed, dresser, table and a chair.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1985 (v.63#4) pg. 104

How to add country finishes to purchased woodenware such as fruit bowls, picture frames and trivets.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1986 (v.64#9) pg. 37, 42

How to refinish an old piece of furniture.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1976 (v.66#10) pg. 56

Fine wood finishes. Stains, varnishes, paints, oils and lacquers. Tips on selecting a finish that's well-suited for each type of wood.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1984 (v.74#12) pg. 80

Outdoor coatings. A guide to selecting a deck stain, spar varnish, white shellac primer, house paint, etc. for use on outdoor wood.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 1998 (v.21#10) pg. 20

Finishes and moisture. Selecting outdoor wood finishes which will minimize the chances of warping.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 1998 (v.21#11) pg. 26

Thirty-three tips to prepare the environment, yourself, and the work piece prior to finishing.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Oct 1998 (v.22#1) pg. 28

Gloss finishes. Part 1. An explanation of perceived gloss.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 1999 (v.22#10) pg. 24

How to refinish an old table. Some advice.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 1999 (v.23#2) pg. 22

Too much wood. Advice on designing and building cabinets and furniture designed to be painted rather than left with a wood appearance.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Feb 2002 (v.25#4) pg. 16

A guide to furniture finishes. Covers preparing a smooth surface, staining, and oil and shellac finishes.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1986 (v.9#5) pg. 40

How clear is clear? A look at transparent wood finishes.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1997 (v.21#3) pg. 17

Tip on coloring woodcarvings using fine-line watercolor drawing pens.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1990 (v.37#3) pg. 9

How to impersonate lapis lazuli, a deep blue mineral flecked with gold, which throughout history has been used as a decorative material.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #95 Oct 1983 (v.8#11) pg. 40

Brighten it, lighten it. Pickling, colorwashing and bleaching are easy-to-master techniques for creating wood pieces with a light and airy appeal. Some tips.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Nov-Dec 1990 (v.21#6) pg. 23

Basic information on staining and painting wood. Covers sanding, using wood stain, filler, sealers, water-base paints, oil-base paints, gold leaf, raised decoration, and final finishes (lacquer, varnish, and aerosol finishes).
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1977 (v.8#4) pg. 12

How to stain and finish bare wood furniture. Includes information on how to draw a backgammon board on a table, apply colored stains to the various parts of the board, and then protect the drawing.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1982 (v.13#7) pg. 24

Wooden cabinet, canvas floor cloth and wall-hung wooden bow are painted with marbleized finishes and poppy motifs. Detailed instructions for marbleizing and for painting the bouquet of poppies.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1993 (v.20#5) pg. 52, 37

How to use tape and paint to create a wood finish that looks like inlaid wood.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1995 (v.22#5) pg. 10

Seven easy steps to fine furniture refinishing. Covers stripping, filling, sanding, staining, rubbing, sealing and waxing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #84 Feb 1965 (v.15#1) pg. 58

A look at the different stains and finishes that can be used on furniture, how to use each, and their results.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #162 Mar 1975 (v.25#3) pg. 64

A look at how you can make money in refinishing and refurbishing old furniture.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #186 Jan 1978 (v.28#1) pg. 36

How to finish wood with a propane torch.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #209 May-Jun 1980 (v.30#5) pg. 122

An oak lover's guide to refinishing. Tips on repairing and refinishing an old oak file cabinet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #220 Jul-Aug 1981 (v.31#6) pg. 52

Homer Formby shows his technique for refinishing furniture.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #221 Sep 1981 (v.31#7) pg. 94

Guide to furniture refinishing. Part 2. Preparing the surface. Bleaching, filling and sanding.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #237 Mar 1983 (v.33#3) pg. 98

Guide to furniture refinishing. Part 3. Applying the finish. How to stain, seal, varnish and wax.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #238 Apr 1983 (v.33#4) pg. 103

Furniture refinishing. Five steps from the experts. Surface repairs, sanding tips, staining, finishing, and final touch.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #259 May-Jun 1985 (v.35#5) pg. 67

Take the guesswork out of finishing furniture. Answers to the 8 most-asked questions. Tips on sandpaper, wood filler, finishes, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #280 Jul-Aug 1987 (v.37#6) pg. 57

Improve your refinishing. Six ways to get better results on your next refinishing project.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #289 May-Jun 1988 (v.38#5) pg. 107

Finishing unfinished furniture. Basic instructions.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #290 Jul-Aug 1988 (v.38#6) pg. 66

Restoring an oak table. Furniture refinishing clinic shows how to use a new safe paint stripper, repair a cracked and stained top, use paste wood filler, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #295 Feb 1989 (v.39#2) pg. 54

Water-based finishes. How to get the best results from wood stains and clear finishes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #348 May 1994 (v.44#5) pg. 45

Rejuvenating outdoor wood. How weathering affects rot-resistant wood. Selecting finishes for exterior wood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #357 Apr 1995 (v.45#4) pg. 22

Renewing woodwork. Both reviving and stripping/refinishing are discussed.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #368 May 1996 (v.46#5) pg. 86

Quality finishes on unfinished furniture. How to disassemble unfinished furniture, prepare the wood properly, and apply the stains and clear finishes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #396 Mar 1999 (v.49#3) pg. 55

Pieces of wood measuring 9"x4"x1/2" thick (various kinds of wood and cut from various sections of the tree) are finished in a variety of finishes, both with and without fillers and other techniques. These wood pieces become samples when explaining to a customer how a particular finish will look on new or refinished furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #5 Winter 1976 pg. 11

Tip: Polish a wood turning with its own shavings.
FINE WOODWORKING #6 Spring 1977 pg. 13

Tip: Finish both sides of table leaves to keep them from cupping (warping).
FINE WOODWORKING #7 Summer 1977 pg. 18

Tip on finishing such woods as rosewood and cocobolo in order to preserve the light colors.
FINE WOODWORKING #8 Fall 1977 pg. 16

A list of the steps that go into finishing cherry wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #9 Winter 1977 pg. 10

Suggestions for finishes for vermilion wood which will not darken its bright color.
FINE WOODWORKING #9 Winter 1977 pg. 24

Tips on eliminating pitch streaks coming through the finish on pine furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #9 Winter 1977 pg. 25

A description of many of the formulas and techniques used by Knut L. Ek and Kenneth R. Tucker, specialists in rebuilding and refinishing antique furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #9 Winter 1977 pg. 32

How to bleach Brazilian cherry wood to a lighter color.
FINE WOODWORKING #10 Spring 1978 pg. 27

Tip: How to finish cherry wood used in Kentucky rifles.
FINE WOODWORKING #10 Spring 1978 pg. 28

"Scotchbrite" can be used in place of pumice and oil in wood finishing.
FINE WOODWORKING #11 Summer 1978 pg. 21

Notes on finishing fine furniture and cabinetwork. Selecting the finish, finishing before assembly, gluing up, and other considerations.
FINE WOODWORKING #11 Summer 1978 pg. 64

Tips: What is the best lighting for a wood finishing room.
FINE WOODWORKING #12 Sep 1978 pg. 28

A discussion of the dangers of benzene (benzol) in wood finishes and some of the commercial finishes which do and do not have it.
FINE WOODWORKING #13 Nov 1978 pg. 82

Restoration tricks include making mahogany look like rosewood and making plain maple or birch look like curly maple.
FINE WOODWORKING #15 Mar-Apr 1979 pg. 78

Tip: A good stiff shoe brush and fine abrasive powder are recommended over steel wool or wet sanding as the best and quickest way to polish a finish.
FINE WOODWORKING #17 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 16

Tips on sources of heat for raising wood grain before sanding or before applying a finish.
FINE WOODWORKING #18 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 14

George Frank discusses his experience in producing a scorched pine finish for a bedroom suite for the Baron Rotschild.
FINE WOODWORKING #18 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 36

How to finish Chippendale side-chair reproductions made from Honduras mahogany, in order to duplicate the soft luster of the original.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 28

Tips on applying a finish to outdoor signs that will resist ultraviolet deterioration.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 31

How to achieve the "oil treated on lacquer" finish found on most imported Danish furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 21

Tips on using "Deft" lacquer over "Watco" for table tops and other surfaces which receive a lot a wear.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 36

How to "ebonize" wood. Two techniques described.
FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 30

Notes on clear finishes. Tips on using Watco, Minwax and Deft when refinishing antique furniture. Includes instructions for removing old finish and applying the new.
FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 64

Fumed oak finish. Expose oak, mahogany, chestnut and walnut to ammonia fumes to achieve an antique finish.
FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 70

Auto-finishing tips adapted to wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #29 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 14

Reproducing those old-time (antique) finishes. Tips from George Frank show that there is no one correct method.
FINE WOODWORKING #29 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 28

Fine-tuning color finishes. Get lustrous depth with transparent top coats.
FINE WOODWORKING #37 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 101

Tips on finishing sandalwood.
FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 28

Tip on quickly attaining the silver-grey color of aged cedar.
FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 30
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #43 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 18

Smoke finishing. Rubbed-in soot colors pine.
FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 97

How to preserve the brilliant color of freshly cut exotic woods (for example, padauk).
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 12

How to apply a semi-opaque underglaze that will make different woods in the same piece of furniture look the same.
FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 16

Suggested finish for cypress paneling.
FINE WOODWORKING #52 May-Jun 1985 pg. 14

Tip on cleaning and recoating dining room chairs made of teak.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 18

Tips on restoring the purple color of amaranth (purpleheart) wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 16

Description of the hand-rubbed linseed oil and wax finish used on Thomas Moser's furniture. Included in an article on this Maine company.
FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 74

Finishing method for teak.
FINE WOODWORKING #61 Nov-Dec 1986 pg. 12

Protecting wood from humidity. Lab tests show which finishes work, and which don't.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 59

How to finish a laminated-wood project which combines both oily and non-oily wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 14

Alcohol-resistant finish for wooden wine goblets.
FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 16

Tips on using naptha to clean the finish on a piece of furniture before topcoating.
FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 14

Tips on bleaching green maple and elm bowls to a bone-white patina.
FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 110

Tips on refinishing a Danish teak dining table to restore the original warm golden-brown color and finish.
FINE WOODWORKING #71 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 12
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #73 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 6

Rubbing out a finish. Fine abrasives, soap and elbow grease are the secrets to a special visual and tactile quality.
FINE WOODWORKING #72 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 62
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #74 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 4

Tips on using a diluted lye solution to achieve an antique look on cherry wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 20

Techniques for proper sanding of wood finishes.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 55

Tip on selecting abrasives for rubbing out a finish.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 22
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 10

Chemical hazards of woodworking. What you don't know can hurt you. Includes charts of hazardous chemicals used in woodworking adhesives and finishes.
FINE WOODWORKING #80 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 58
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #83 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 4

How to prevent pine sap from bleeding through the finish on pine furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 22

Evaluating wood finishes. Shop methods for gauging durability requires only a few simple tools and an objective approach. The tests help determine adhesion, distortion resistance, abrasion resistance, heat sensitivity and solvent resistance.
FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 62

Tips on finishing koa wood to better match the color of comercially-finished teak.
FINE WOODWORKING #83 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 28

Water-base finishes. Tips and techniques for choosing and using these new wood-finishing products.
FINE WOODWORKING #89 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 52

Brushing on a clear woodwork finish. Good preparation and flowing strokes yield smooth results.
FINE WOODWORKING #98 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 54

Paint-grade cabinets. Constructing and preparing wood to receive a high-quality painted finish.
FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 62

Choosing a wood finish. Looks at oil, varnish, lacquer, shellac, wax, acrylic, and polyurethane.
FINE WOODWORKING #104 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 85
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #106 May-Jun 1994 pg. 6

Tip on finishing the inside of carcases and drawers using a wash coat of shellac (as a sealer) followed by one or more coats of finish.
FINE WOODWORKING #109 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 34

Tips to help eliminate bubbles in brushed-on waterborne coatings.
FINE WOODWORKING #110 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 30

Formula for a paraffin and paint thinner finish for exterior woodwork in arid climates.
FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 28

Tip on avoiding nibs and specks in a brushed-on finish caused by bubbles in the finish, a dirty brush, or dust in the air.
FINE WOODWORKING #115 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 34

Waterborne finishes. Simple shop tests help rate a new generation of clearcoatings. Fifteen brands are tested for adhesion, stain resistance, heat resistance, solvent resistance, sandability, and appearance.
FINE WOODWORKING #115 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 48
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #116 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #117 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 6
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #119 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 8

Tip on removing and sealing the antioxidants which cause the "oily" property of some woods and prevent finish from drying properly.
FINE WOODWORKING #120 Sep-Oct 1996 pg. 26
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #127 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 28

Using waterborne finishes. What is required in preparation and application for waterborne urethanes, lacquers, enamels, dyes, sealers, and primers. Both spray and brush methods discussed.
FINE WOODWORKING #125 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 53

Putting a finish on small objects. Tips on holding, brushing, dipping, and spraying them.
FINE WOODWORKING #131 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 48

New water-based finishes for wood. A buyer's guide and test of their properties (adhesion, stain and heat resistance, raised grain, sanding, applicator, and appearance).
FINE WOODWORKING #133 Nov-Dec 1998 pg. 68
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #136 May-Jun 1999 pg. 8

The quick, modern way to a polished finish. Combine automotive finishing materials and power-buffing methods to work wonders on furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #134 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 45

Real-world finishing. When you're doing more than tabletops, you need to adjust your technique to the surface at hand. Advice on applying stain and finish to various shapes of surfaces.
FINE WOODWORKING #137 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 40

Solutions to common wood finish problems. (1) Stain too dark. (2) Dry or glossy spots in Danish oil finish. (3) Fisheyes in sprayed finishes. (4) Brushmarks in varnish. (5) White specks under lacquer. (6) Runs, drips, sags. (7) Orange peel.
FINE WOODWORKING #138 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 129

Aging new wood. How to apply paint and stain so a project looks gracefully aged.
GARDEN GATE #28 Aug 1999 pg. 36

Tips on refinishing wood furniture by Homer Formby.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Apr 1986 (v.202#4) pg. 168

How to finish furniture. Part 1 of 3. Covers planing and scraping, sanding flat and contour surfaces, and removing the old finish.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1980 (v.4#6) pg. 17

How to refinish furniture. Part 2 of 3. Covers the finishing sequence (stain, sealer, filler, and top coat). Gives instructions on lacquer, varnish and shellac finishes. Includes polishing and French polish finishes.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1980 (v.4#7) pg. 60

How to refinish furniture. Part 3 of 3. Covers wax and linseed oil finishes and finishes for specific woods.
HANDY ANDY May 1980 (v.4#8) pg. 22

Retrieve, repair and refinish. The three Rs of furniture recycling. Advice on stripping, sanding, repairing, staining, and finishing used furniture.
HARROWSMITH #100 Nov-Dec 1991 (v.16#4) pg. 82

Authentic reproduction of Early American finishes.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Mar 1963 pg. 88

Tip on finishing open-grained wood by scrubbing with a wire brush.
HOME FURNITURE #5 Winter 1995 pg. 21

Formula for a wood finish that is as tough and durable as polyurethane varnish, but has the soft look of an oil finish.
HOME MECHANIX #691 Nov 1985 (v.81) pg. 16

Fast refinishing. Professional secrets for stripping and finishing furniture.
HOME MECHANIX #702 Oct 1986 (v.82) pg. 82

Do-it-yourself furniture finishing with professional results. Professional evaluates options for restoring, finishing, and maintaining wood furniture.
HOME MECHANIX #728 Dec 1988 (v.84) pg. 23

Restoring furniture relics. Tips on stripping paint, repairing broken parts, and refinishing.
HOME MECHANIX #728 Dec 1988 (v.84) pg. 26

How to apply a smooth, rich wood finish on unfinished furniture.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 65

Guide to wood finishes. Chart shows type of finish, appearance, advantages and disadvantages, application procedures, and what chemicals you clean and thin with.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1979 (v.4#1) pg. 75

How to give unfinished furniture a finished look. Suggestions on adding molding, replacing the hardware and finishing techniques.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 103

ABC's of refinishing furniture.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #419 Apr 1963 (v.59) pg. 94

Tips on finishing raw wood furniture using shellac and wood stains.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #456 May 1966 (v.62) pg. 103

Quick and easy refinishing technique for wood furniture. Tips on using a 2-step treatment consisting of a refinisher to remove old finish followed by an application of tung oil.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #675 Jul 1984 (v.80) pg. 14

A description of how one man buys old furniture at auctions and refinishes it for a profit.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #49 Jan-Feb 1978 pg. 35

Tips on getting started in furniture refinishing as a money-making enterprise.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #94 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 84

Tips on using a blow torch to apply a burnt finish to wood.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Feb 1977 (v.8#1) pg. 4

Tip: Both top and bottom, front and back, inside and outside of wooden items should be finished with the same number of coats of the same finish to equalize warping.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW May 1977 (v.8#2) pg. 29

How to do ammonia fuming of oak wood in order to bring out the silver grain prior to finishing.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 4

Tip: How to seal oil or gum into wood to keep it from exuding from the surface.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 38

Tips on ways to sprinkle abrasive powders when polishing furniture.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall 1979 (v.10#3) pg. 30

Special section on making old furniture better than new. Evaluating the old furniture, making repairs, deciding if and how to strip old finishes, and 6 refinishing recipes.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1983 (v.4#2) pg. 20

Suggestions on furniture refinishing from Homer Formby.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1986 (v.7#3) pg. 74
Added Info NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1986 (v.7#5) pg. 8

Refinishing secrets of the Boston Museum. Principles of furniture restoration including what glues to use, selecting a stripping agent and surace coating, and how to apply French polish.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1973 (v.1#2) pg. 1

Gentle restoration of furniture finishes.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1975 (v.3#9) pg. 8

Refinishing furniture using the Stuhr Museum method. Works only with traditional varnish or shellac finishes.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1975 (v.3#12) pg. 2

Wood refinishing clinic. An introduction to filling compounds, interior stains and interior finishes.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1982 (v.10#1) pg. 16

Restoring clear finishes. Reviving is easier and cheaper than total stripping.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1982 (v.10#11) pg. 221

The hand-rubbed finish. How to create a silky smooth finish on interior woodwork and furniture.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1986 (v.14#2) pg. 70

How to clean up wood after stripping and before finishing. Describes cleaning up corners, joints and open pores, removing marks, making repairs, filling little holes and other cosmetic touch-ups.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1987 (v.15#1) pg. 43

Expert techniques for restoring wood finishes. A description of stripping, repair and refinishing elaborate woodwork in a Prairie-style house. Includes a description of repairing veneer "bubbles" and damaged areas, and of replacing split and missing splines in panels.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1996 (v.24#2) pg. 38

Refinishing furniture is easier than ever. Part 1. Stripping, preparing the surface and staining.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1975 (v.144#5) pg. 114

Refinishing furniture is easier than ever. Part 2. Fillers, bleaching, repairing dents and scratches, simulated wood-grain finish, applying the final finish, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1975 (v.144#6) pg. 76

Complete guide to furniture finishing. Covers stripping old finish and staining and finishing new wood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1977 (v.147#2) pg. 115

Refinish furniture so you can be proud of it. How to remove old finish, repair, and apply new finish.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1983 (v.160#5) pg. 108

Fast refinishing techniques for country furniture. Tips on stripping, coloring and final finish.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1990 (v.167#9) pg. 49

Finish preparation. Techniques for preparing wood furniture to receive a finish include glue cleanup, tool marks, blemishes, final sanding, grain filling, and bleaching.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1991 (v.168#9) pg. 49

SPECIAL SECTION on furniture refinishing. (1) Tools. (2) Striping old finishes. (3) Applying stain, sealer, grain filler, varnish, oil, and wax. (4) Spray finishing. (5) Best new finishes. (6) Restoring a veneered table.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1993 (v.170#11) pg. 59

Glazing (antiquing) finishes for wood. First of a series of old and new wood finishing methods.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1966 (v.188#3) pg. 182

Common pine. Eighteen ways to improve its beauty through the use of finishes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1966 (v.188#6) pg. 136

Penetrating resin, the perfect wood finish.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1966 (v.189#1) pg. 151

A classic "piano" finish, the most luxurious of all. The finest finish for wood is a rubbed finish. Description of the three-step procedure.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1967 (v.190#1) pg. 148

How to apply a fine satin finish on cabinet work.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1970 (v.196#5) pg. 120

How to choose the right wood and finishes for use in bathroom, kitchen and other rooms where moisture will be present.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1980 (v.217#3) pg. 118

Fast furniture finishes. Charts show how they compare with the older techniques.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1982 (v.220#3) pg. 110

An expert's guide to wipe-on finishes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1985 (v.227#2) pg. 94

Advice on creating and maintaining a safe wood finishing area.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #65 Mar 1992 (v.11#5) pg. 16

Tips on distressing and finishing wood to simulate naturally weathered barn siding.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #81 Nov 1994 (v.14#3) pg. 12

Two classic finishes. How to produce an authentic looking Early American maple finish and a Mission Oak finish.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #90 May 1996 (v.16#2) pg. 50

The ten commandments of finishing. Part 1.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #99 Nov 1997 (v.17#5) pg. 70

The ten commandments of finishing. Part 2.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #100 Jan 1998 (v.17#6) pg. 32

How to choose the best finish for wood projects. A look at shellac, lacquer, varnish, polyurethane, and oils.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #103 Jul 1998 (v.18#3) pg. 58

Protecting exterior wood. Some tips.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #109 Jul 1999 (v.19#3) pg. 24

Finish with the best. Special section on interior finishing. Topics covered include wood floors, cabinets, furniture, paint stripping, etc.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1990 (v.5#7) pg. 58

The finishing touch. Tips for repairing and refinishing furniture.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Feb 1967 (v.38#2) pg. 74

Surface preparation for wood finishing. Advice on scraping, sanding, and cleaning.
SHOPNOTES #20 Mar 1995 (v.4) pg. 30

Selecting and using water-based top coats.
SHOPNOTES #21 May 1995 (v.4) pg. 31

Outdoor wood finishes (penetrating oil, spar varnish, paint) compared.
SHOPNOTES #27 May 1996 (v.5) pg. 31

Finishing on the lathe. Tips on sanding and finishing a small wood turning project while it is still on the lathe.
SHOPNOTES #38 Mar 1998 (v.7) pg. 28

Tip on removing dust particles between coats of varnish, polyurethane or tung oil finishes using 600-grit sandpaper.
SPEAKER BUILDER 3/1983 [Oct 1983] (v.4#3) pg. 32

Tip on how to achieve a patina finish on wood.
TOLE WORLD #103 Mar-Apr 1990 (v.14#2) pg. 53

Tips on finishing un-finished furniture.
WOMAN'S DAY Sep 1 1981 (v.44#14) pg. 80

Decorating with castoffs. Includes tips on refinishing techniques.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 4 1983 (v.47#1) pg. 86, 146

Choosing the right clear finish for your wood project.
WOOD MAGAZINE #3 Jan-Feb 1985 (v.2#1) pg. 82

Make that old finish look like new again without stripping the old finish.
WOOD MAGAZINE #4 Apr 1985 (v.2#2) pg. 66

Tip: Apply a label to any furniture which you finish (or refinish) showing the information about stain, finish and date of application.
WOOD MAGAZINE #11 Jun 1986 (v.3#3) pg. 12

Tips on finishing an oak dining table top to get a glassy-smooth finish.
WOOD MAGAZINE #16 Apr 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 109

Finishing pine for an Early American look.
WOOD MAGAZINE #19 Oct 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 93

Stain-resist finishing. How to produce designs on wood that look like finely-placed inlay, but are created using spray stains, clear lacquer, and self-adhesive patterns.
WOOD MAGAZINE #27 Feb 1989 (v.6#1) pg. 46

Tips on using a putty stick of the correct color to repair finishes.
WOOD MAGAZINE #28 Apr 1989 (v.6#2) pg. 18

Tips on slowing down the darkening process of cedar and other woods exposed to ultraviolet light.
WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 24

Tips for a top-notch wood finish. Includes cautions about mixing different brands of finish on the same piece.
WOOD MAGAZINE #30 Aug 1989 (v.6#4) pg. 52

Tip: Coat the inside of hollow articles by pouring, rather than brushing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #32 Dec 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 24

Country finishes. Finishing tips to make your projects look like antiques.
WOOD MAGAZINE #36 Aug 1990 (v.7#4) pg. 46

Tip on making the finish on new, replacement parts match the color of the original piece.
WOOD MAGAZINE #38 Oct 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 22
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #40 Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 8

Advice on applying a thick, self-leveling high-gloss resin finish.
WOOD MAGAZINE #48 Dec 1991 (v.8#9) pg. 30
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #54 Sep 1992 (v.9#6) pg. 8

How to make a natural wood surface look old.
WOOD MAGAZINE #53 Aug 1992 (v.9#5) pg. 52

Using 2-part epoxy as a finish for wooden bowls.
WOOD MAGAZINE #63 Sep 1993 (v.10#6) pg. 62

Smart buys in clear spray finishes. A side-by-side comparison test of 21 clear aerosol wood finishes.
WOOD MAGAZINE #78 Apr 1995 (v.12#3) pg. 20

A professional's pointers for surface preparation and finish application.
WOOD MAGAZINE #95 Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 48

Furniture-industry secrets for a showroom finish. Twenty steps summarized.
WOOD MAGAZINE #101 Dec 1997 (v.14#8) pg. 58

A clear coat that survives all seasons. A product review of Sikkens' Cetol line of clear exterior wood finishes.
WOOD MAGAZINE #103 Feb 1998 (v.15#1) pg. 60

At-a-glance guide to clear finishes for wood. The various attributes of oil, shellac, lacquer, alkyd varnish, phenolic varnish, poly varnish, and water base are compared.
WOOD MAGAZINE #111 Winter 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 74

Using cyanoacrylate "super glue" and fine sanding to finish small wood turnings.
WOOD MAGAZINE #116 Aug 1999 (v.16#5) pg. 58

Tried-and-true method for determining one clear-film finish from another. Useful information when reviving superficial wear on an existing furniture finish.
WOOD MAGAZINE #117 Oct 1999 (v.16#6) pg. 74

Two methods for finishing small wood turnings while they spin on the lathe. (1) French finish, turner's finish, or padding lacquer. (2) HUT Wood Finish.
WOOD MAGAZINE #120 Winter 1999 (v.16#9) pg. 8

Product test of every water-based clear coating. Includes advice on application.
WOOD MAGAZINE #132 Apr 2001 (v.18#3) pg. 84

Guide to wood finishing. Part 1. Preparing the surface for your best finish ever. Sanding, filling and sealing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #139 Feb 2002 (v.19#1) pg. 60

Guide to wood finishing. Part 2. Staining. Dyes, pigments, and the secrets to creating the color you want.
WOOD MAGAZINE #140 Mar 2002 (v.19#2) pg. 40

Guide to wood finishing. Part 3. Clear topcoats. Looks at oil-based finish, varnish, lacquer, shellac, etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #142 Jun-Jul 2002 (v.19#4) pg. 52

Guide to wood finishing. Part 4. Rubbing out a finish using fine abrasives.
WOOD MAGAZINE #145 Nov 2002 (v.19#7) pg. 78

Tip on using danish or tung oil medium (instead of linseed oil) when painting wood carvings.
WOODCARVING #7 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 6

Finishing: Surface preparation. Making sure the surface is ready for finishing. Tips on glue, dents, putties, mill marks, sanding, etc.
WOODSMITH #38 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 20

Finishing: The final touch. Materials and techniques for a hand-rubbed surface.
WOODSMITH #42 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 21

Using "Deft Clear Wood Finish". Some tips.
WOODSMITH #48 Dec 1986 pg. 22

Finishing techniques when making reproductions of antiques. The process of "aging" a project involves distressing, coloring (staining), and final finishing with varnish.
WOODSMITH #55 Feb 1988 pg. 20

Tip on achieving the "hand-rubbed" look with Deft Semi-Gloss Wood Finish.
WOODSMITH #68 Apr 1990 pg. 5

Tip on burnishing new wood turnings with a strip of rough leather to achieve an "aged" look.
WOODSMITH #93 Jun 1994 (v.16) pg. 5

Finishing fixes. Repairing scratches, dents, and dull finishes in oil finishes and film finishes.
WOODSMITH #99 Jun 1995 (v.17) pg. 22

A fine finish for a wood turning. Tips on selecting and using oil, varnish, and shellac.
WOODTURNING #37 Nov 1995 pg. 40

Advice on improving your wood turnings by paying more attention to finishing.
WOODTURNING #78 Aug 1999 pg. 52

How to choose a finish. Matching different characteristics with desired qualities. Looks at wax, oil, varnish, shellac, lacquer, conversion finishes, water-borne finishes, application, safety, etc.
WOODWORK #14 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 70

Tips on use of wiping stain, sanding sealer, and tack cloths when overcoating with a water-based finish.
WOODWORK #26 Apr 1994 pg. 24

Finishing exterior wood. How to block sunlight and moisture to retard color loss, rotting, splitting and warping. Paint, pigmented stains, clear finish, water repellents and linseed oil compared. Tips on finishing exterior wood doors included.
WOODWORK #46 Aug 1997 pg. 62

The polisher's guide. Chemicals and recipes used in woodwork. A comprehensive table of chemicals used in finishing wood, the nature of its properties, where it is normally procured, and its uses. Formulas for making your own stains, bleaches, waxes, strippers, revivers, fillers, polish, etc. are included.
WOODWORKER #1012 Mar 1978 (v.82) pg. 104

Tips on finishing teak wood.
WOODWORKER #1017 Aug 1978 (v.82) pg. 375

Tips on bleaching new pieces of pine in order to get the same coloration as will be found in old pieces of pine which have been stripped of paint or stain.
WOODWORKER #1034 Jan 1980 (v.84) pg. 56

Tips on finishing veneered wall panels to give them the "yellow" look of aged wood.
WOODWORKER #1034 Jan 1980 (v.84) pg. 56

Tips on refinishing a teak table top.
WOODWORKER #1039 Jun 1980 (v.84) pg. 400

The finish of furniture needs careful thought. Some timely reminders describe the several distinct and necessary processes to be gone though.
WOODWORKER #1041 Aug 1980 (v.84) pg. 502

Tips on finishing oak furniture.
WOODWORKER #1045 Dec 1980 (v.84) pg. 788

Tips on refinishing a solid-oak chest after removal of paint.
WOODWORKER #1071 Feb 1983 (v.87) pg. 126

Tips on refinishing an old walnut sideboard which has been painted.
WOODWORKER #1075 Jun 1983 (v.87) pg. 385

Tips on suitable finishes for English oak.
WOODWORKER #1076 Jul 1983 (v.87) pg. 446

Tip: Making a furniture finish reviver from vinegar, linseed oil, and spirits.
WOODWORKER #1078 Sep 1983 (v.87) pg. 570

Tips on refinising a teak table.
WOODWORKER #1080 Nov 1983 (v.87) pg. 724

Questions and answers on wood finishing.
WOODWORKER #1092 Nov 1984 (v.88) pg. 717

Tips on finishing Brazilian mahogany.
WOODWORKER #1100 Jul 1985 (v.89) pg. 489

Tips on finishing teak and teak-veneer.
WOODWORKER #1100 Jul 1985 (v.89) pg. 491

The risks of wood finishing. How to stay healthy and safe when using wood finishes. Some tips.
WOODWORKER #1101 Aug 1985 (v.89) pg. 617

Tips on producing a "weathered" finish on oak paneling.
WOODWORKER #1107 Feb 1986 (v.90#2) pg. 101

Tip on finishing sycamore.
WOODWORKER #1108 Mar 1986 (v.90#3) pg. 263

Tip on simulating an 18th century finish on mahogany.
WOODWORKER #1113 Aug 1986 (v.90#8) pg. 677

Tip on bleaching oak using oxalic acid.
WOODWORKER #1113 Aug 1986 (v.90#8) pg. 677
Added Info WOODWORKER #1115 Oct 1986 (v.90#10) pg. 895

Tip on achieving the "golden look" of old teak on new teak.
WOODWORKER #1117 Dec 1986 (v.90#12) pg. 1073

Tips on finishing lime wood used in wood carvings.
WOODWORKER Jan 1987 (v.91#1) pg. 35

Wood turners share some of their favorite sanding and finishing techniques.
WOODWORKER Feb 1987 (v.91#2) pg. 149

Tip on refinishing oak veneer to achieve the light grey-grained appearance popular in commercial finishes.
WOODWORKER Apr 1988 (v.92#4) pg. 331

Tips on restoring the finish of an antique camphorwood blanket box.
WOODWORKER May 1988 (v.92#5) pg. 401

How to preserve the whiteness of holly used in a woodcarving.
WOODWORKER May 1988 (v.92#5) pg. 401

Professional restorer's suggestions for finishing an oak table.
WOODWORKER Jul 1988 (v.92#7) pg. 637

Tips on finishing an exterior mahogany door frame.
WOODWORKER Aug 1988 (v.92#8) pg. 715

A polisher's tool box and basic kit of supplies to go with it. Simple wooden box serves to carry the stains, polishes, and tools used by the furniture-finish repairman when working outside his shop.
WOODWORKER Dec 1988 (v.92#12) pg. 1114

Tips on finishing rosewood.
WOODWORKER Dec 1988 (v.92#12) pg. 1127

Tips on bleaching American oak in order to match English oak.
WOODWORKER Dec 1988 (v.92#12) pg. 1127

Tips on refinishing a 19th century cane-seated chair.
WOODWORKER Jan 1989 (v.93#1) pg. 61

Tip on wood and finishes suitable for wooden drinking vessels.
WOODWORKER Feb 1989 (v.93#2) pg. 200

Coats of many colors. Furniture restoring. Advice on staining old furniture (that has been stripped) before starting the refinishing process.
WOODWORKER May 1989 (v.93#5) pg. 460

Tips on refinishing teak furniture to remove scratches and black rings.
WOODWORKER Oct 1989 (v.93#10) pg. 959

Tip on restoring the finish on a very old cane-seated chair with a black finish and gold-picked carvings.
WOODWORKER Dec 1989 (v.93#12) pg. 1155

The beginning woodworker. Finishing pine furniture. Covers applying the stain and the final finish (Shellac, varnish, lacquer, etc.).
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1980 (v.4#2) pg. 3

Tip: Match wood tones when refinishing antiques by applying colors in oil (paint colorant).
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1981 (v.5#2) pg. 11
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1981 (v.5#4) pg. 5

Restoring antiques. More finishing tips. Surface preparation.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1982 (v.6#6) pg. 18

Correcting flaws in the last coat of a clear finish.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1983 (v.7#5) pg. 16

Tip on reducing dust in a finishing room by using sweeping compound and water mist.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1983 (v.7#6) pg. 7

Restoring antiques. Preparing for the final finish.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1984 (v.8#6) pg. 16
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1985 (v.9#2) pg. 6

Wood finishing. An overview of both penetrating oils and surface finishes.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 18

Wood finishing. A step-by-step guide to a flawless finish on wood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1987 (v.11#6) pg. 29

Three easy finishes for pine. (1) Faux pickled pine. (2) Antiqued pine. (3) Natural pine.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 20
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1989 (v.13#4) pg. 7

Non-toxic finishes for wooden eating utensils, childrens toys, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 20

Finishing safety. Workshop finishes (wood finishes) pose health risks. How to understand what they are and tips on protecting yourself.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 18

Finishing problem woods. The best finishes and finishing techniques to use on oily woods, bleeding woods, hard-to-stain woods, and open-grained woods.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1990 (v.14#6) pg. 26

Tabletop (or bar top) finishes. An overview on the selection and use of four different finishes (oil-based varnish, oil-based polyurethane, water-based polyurethane, epoxy).
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1991 (v.15#2) pg. 30

Near-perfect wood finishing. Part 1. Surface preparation.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1995 (v.19#4) pg. 12

Start turning. Part 12. Finishing a turning. Tips on final cuts, sanding, and applying the finish.
WOODWORKING TODAY #25 Oct 1991 pg. 68

Start turning. Part 13. Exploring finishes for wood turnings.
WOODWORKING TODAY #26 Nov 1991 pg. 70

Putting a metallic finish on a wood surface using epoxy adhesives with a metal filler.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1964 (v.20#1) pg. 63

Restoring the finish on antique and modern furniture.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1965 (v.21#5) pg. 40

Refinishing walnut. Part 1. Removing the old finish, repairing nicks or scars, and applying wood filler.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1967 (v.23#1) pg. 58

Refinishing walnut. Part 2. Applying and finishing with lacquer.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1967 (v.23#2) pg. 48

Refinishing primitives.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1967 (v.23#5) pg. 65

How to antique wood finishes.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1970 (v.26#1) pg. 29

How to create a tortoiseshell finish.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1971 (v.27#2) pg. 46

A summary of exterior finishes for use on redwood.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1971 (v.27#3) pg. 48

Tips on how to paint a chair to avoid runs and splatters.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1971 (v.27#5) pg. 18

How to finish exotic woods such as teak, rosewood, amaranth, etc.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1972 (v.28#4) pg. 58

How to finish unfinished furniture.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1976 (v.32#1) pg. 64

How to prepare a wood surface for finishing.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1976 (v.32#2) pg. 22

How to restore the finish on hardwood furniture.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1977 (v.33#1) pg. 95

Three steps to fine finish walnut. Involves sanding with 240-grit paper, rubbing with tinted Plastic Wood filler, and applying Tungseal finish.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1978 (v.34#1) pg. 98

Tip: Use "plastic steel" or other metal repair compounds as a finish over wood. Good for carvings, planters, etc.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1979 (v.35#4) pg. 61

Selection and application of clear finishes on wood. A basic description of several types of finishes.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1980 (v.36#3) pg. 72

Child-safe paints and finishes for use on wooden toys. What is available and tips on their use.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1985 (v.41#5) pg. 78

Step-by-step finishing tips for sanding, cleaning, staining, and varnishing a piece of wooden furniture.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1988 (v.44#2) pg. 38

Clear water-based wood finishes. A user's guide to the new, environmentally safe finishes.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1990 (v.46#5) pg. 64

A glossary of accepted definitions for commonly used finishing terms.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1992 (v.48#3) pg. 16

Clear wood finishes for outdoor projects. Advice on selection and application.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1993 (v.49#3) pg. 16

Repairing wood finishes that have been subjected to water damage.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1993 (v.49#5) pg. 16

Finishes for small wood projects. Looks at oil finishes and aerosol spray finishes.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1994 (v.50#1) pg. 14

Finishing pressure-treated wood.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1994 (v.50#3) pg. 18

Finishing myths. Eleven common misconceptions exposed.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1995 (v.51#4) pg. 22