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  • AW Extra 11/7/13 - Glazing Techniques from a Pro

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 5, 2013
    Glazing Techniques from a Pro Use gel stains to add richness, depth and color. By Kevin Southwick Some wood finishes have richness and depth that combine to create a special warm glow. This glow usually comes with age, resulting from natural changes in...
  • AW Extra 10/10/13 - Staining Pine

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, October 9, 2013
    Staining Pine Make this inexpensive wood look like a million bucks. By Tim Johnson Antique pine often has a dark, mellow color. Unfortunately, when woodworkers try to duplicate that color on new pine by using stain, the results are usually disappointing...
  • AW Extra 8/22/13 - Cherry Finish for Birch Plywood

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 3, 2013
    Cherry Finish for Birch Plywood Achieve rich, warm color without blotching in 4 easy steps. By Kevin Southwick If you've ever stained birch plywood a dark color, the results were probably so blotchy and difficult to reverse that you vowed, “Never...
  • AW Extra 9/13/12 - Restore an Antique Oak Table

    by Tim Johnson     Friday, February 20, 2009
    Restore an Antique Oak Table Thoughtful finishing and new leaves prepare this classic for the next 100 years. By Kevin Southwick This old table looks like a prime candidate for refinishing. Strip off the old finish, sand out all the dings and scratches...