Furniture Finishes

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How to Give Furniture a Shabby Chic Makeover

Have a boring piece of furniture? Give it new life with a shabby chic look in 5 steps.

How to Fix Furniture Finishes

Get your wood furniture looking like new.

How to Apply Wood Lacquer

Make sure it dries.

Four Uses for Folding Room Dividers

Folding room dividers are an innovative decorative option that is gaining popularity in many homes. When

7 Benefits to Owning Portable Room Dividers

Portable room dividers are becoming more popular, due to the fact that they are practical and offer multiple

5 Types of Bedroom Vanities to Decorate With

Bedroom vanities are an important and essential part of a woman’s bedroom. They’re more than

4 Types of Mirrors to Attach to Your Bedroom Vanity

The bedroom vanity provides a place to store makeup, perfume and accessories. Because beauty is closely

Top 3 Ways to Finish a Coffee Table

For a durable finish coffee table tops can be covered with quite a few surfaces which are long lasting.

Which Wood Furniture Finishes are Eco-Friendly?

With so many wood furniture finishes available in today's wood maintenance market, it is no surprise

How to Fix a Jammed Polyurethane Foam Gun

A polyurethane foam gun can sometimes get jammed or stuck. While it can be expensive to have to replace

How to Cut Polyurethane Foam

When you decide to use polyurethane foam, undoubtedly you are going to have to figure out how to cut

10 Different Table Top Tile Designs

Rather than buying a plain old table for your home, why not design something unique with table top tile?

Alternatives to Using Polyurethane Foam

Although it may take some time, you will find that there are several alternatives to using polyurethane

4 Ways to Paint a Bookshelf

Revamp a bookshelf with simple painting and color techniques.

Using Varnish on Oak Furniture

Applying a varnish to oak furniture is a great way to bring back the luster of weathered oak furniture.

How To Store Varnish Properly

Handling and storing varnish is much less complicated than working with it. As long as you follow a few

Painting Your Wooden Patio Furniture In Five Easy Steps

Painting your wooden patio furniture is can be easily accomplished with the right tools and instructions.

DIY Distressed Leather Sofa

Scuff up some comfy shabby chic.

Tips On Caring For A Wooden Chest of Drawers

A single dresser can last a lifetime with proper care.

How to Waterproof Garden Bench Cushions

Garden bench cushions are great in the summer.

How to Get Rid of Polyurethane Foam Odor

Polyurethane foam is used in mattresses.

Answering Furniture Painting and Finishes Questions

All your questions about furniture painting answered.

Making Outdoor Chair Cushions Last

Making them last longer can be quite a tough job.

Differences of Satin and Semi-gloss Polyurethane Finishes

Choose the right finish to achieve the look you want.

Guide to Varnished Finishes

Varnished wood should be protected.

Varnish Info

Now when I say "varnish," I do not mean polyurethane. Varnish as a finish is really quite old, being

Types of Furniture Finishes

There are as many different ways to classify furniture finishes as there are people to make up the classifications.

Tung Oil Info

One of the really great finishes available today (and under rated in my opinion), is tung oil. Most of

Putting the Finishing Touches on Your Wood

Wood Stain Is available in oil-based, water-based and gel formulations. The two major types of wood

Polyurethane Info

Let's talk about what is probably the most widely used (by homeowners) furniture finish today: polyurethane.

Guide to Shellac Furniture Finishes

Old furniture may have a shellac finish, probably refinished at home. Knotty pine rooms also were normally

Guide to Oil Finishes on Furniture

The oil finish can have many names, from countries (i.e., French, Danish, Dutch) to brands. Basically

Guide to Antique Furniture Finishes

Antique Wood Furniture, because of its value, should be approached carefully by any do-it-yourselfer.

How to Finish a Wood Table with Wood Wax

A waxed finish on a wood table looks highly luxurious.

How to Finish a Coffee Table with Epoxy Resin

It's important to finish a coffee table before it is used.

How to Wash Sticky Polyurethane Off Your Hands

Not all varieties clean up with soap and water.

What Is the Best Way To Apply Varnish?

Consider the time for each coat to set.

Wooden Furniture: Simple Sanding Guide

Use the right paper, tools, and techniques.

Water-Based Polyurethane vs Oil-Based Polyurethane

Polyurethane comes in both oil based or water based formulas

Oil Finishes for Wood: Linseed Oil vs Danish Oil

Danish oil and linseed oil are two popular oil finishes, but it can be difficult to tell which one is

Oil Finish for Wood: Pros and Cons

Oil finishes can be great for certain wood applications. In some instances, however, oil finishes aren't the right answer.

Water-Based Varnish: Pros and Cons

Water-based varnishes are used as lacquers and are made up of solvents.