Choose The Right Finish For Wood Furniture

Choose the Right Finish for Wood Furniture

There are a dozen different ways you can finish (or refinish) wood furniture. Knowing more about the different finishes available can help determine what will work best for your project.

Fine Woodworking has a great guide to the different finishes you can use. Finishes come in several different categories including oils, shellacks, varnishes, waxes and water-based finishes. Before choosing a finish you should consider:

  • How much protection the piece needs
  • How durable the finish should be
  • How comfortable you are with the tools and method of application
  • What aesthetic look you're trying to achieve

Check out the full article from Fine Woodworking below, which gives a comprehensive look at each finish's pros and cons.

Selecting a Finish [Fine Woodworking]


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