Category: Woodwork Finishing

  • Linseed oil darkening wood

    Will Linseed Oil Darken Wood Or Your Furniture? 

    Woodworking seems like cutting and sawing to the layperson. But a true woodworker knows that the most important step that decides the visual appeal of a project is the finish applied to the project lumber. Linseed oil is one of my favorite oil treatments. Whenever I recommend it to new woodworkers, I get asked if…

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  • Use Wood Stain Indoor

    Can You Use Wood Stain Indoors? My Tips Revealed

    If you’re looking for a way to update the look of your home, you may be considering staining your wood furniture or floors. Wood stain can be a great way to change the color of your wood and protect it from wear and tear. So the ultimate question is, can you use wood stain indoors?…

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  • What Wood Stains Similar To Alder

    What Wood Stains Similar To Alder? Learn From My Results

    If you are looking for an affordable, light-colored wood that is easy to work with, alder may be a perfect choice. Alder is a common type of softwood that is often used in furniture and cabinetry. It has a uniform texture and a reddish-white or reddish-yellow to reddish color and darkens when exposed to light.…

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  • Can You Mix Wood Stain With Danish Oil_ This Will Happen

    Can You Mix Wood Stain With Danish Oil? This Will Happen

    When it comes to wood staining, you have many different options. I recently had this problem of choosing between oil-based or water-based stains, and whether you can even mix different types of stains. One popular combination is Danish oil and wood stain. But you may wonder whether you can mix wood stain with Danish oil.…

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  • wiping a board with odies oil and tung oil

    Can I Put Odies Oil Over Tung Oil? (Here’s What Happened) 

    If you love the appearance that Odie’s oil gives a wooden surface, you might wonder if you can give your previously tung-coated projects an Odie’s oil top-up. I have tried putting odies oil over freshly cured tung oil as well as on old fading tung-oil-coated projects, and I learned something. You can put odies oil…

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  • sanding wet wood

    Can You Sand Wet Wood? 20 Yrs Experience In Sanding

    It is often said that a human spends a third of his life sleeping. I believe a woodworker spends a third of his working life sanding! At least that’s how the past 20 years have been for me. And one of the greatest mistakes I’ve seen people make is misinterpreting wet sanding. So, can you…

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