6 Fantastic Finishes for Ash Lumber

More wood finishing tips here, folks, especially for staining and dyeing open grain woods for unusual effects and colors.
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Ash is a hardwood that looks great with a clear, natural finish – no argument. But wait ’till you see what else you can do to the wood with a simple 3 step finishing process. Ash is an enjoyable wood to work with and it’s also one of the easiest hardwoods to stain because it accepts color so evenly and without blotching. So this video is a demonstration of some super cool ideas — colorful and full of contrast — for finishing ash. Techniques included are staining, dying, using grain filler, how to make ash 100% jet black, and others. Enjoy.
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Wood Finishing a Standing Desk, Part 2: Tung Oil Varnish Finish on a Walnut Desk Top

Wood Finishing a Standing Desk, Part 2: Tung Oil Varnish Finish on a Walnut Desk Top

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Perfecting & Polishing a Tung Oil Varnish Wood Finish on American Walnut

Here’s Part 2 of 2 on this series of Finishing a Standing Height Desk. While it has a modern, urban kind of look, this video series focuses on how I accomplished the finish. This part walks you through how I applied and polished a tung oil varnish on a solid walnut desk top. It’s a pretty easy finish to apply, as in it’s not complicated, but it does require some time. But in the end it produces a gorgeous hand-rubbed appearance but with a good, hard protective coating. On walnut, it especially looks exquisite, too. Enjoy!
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How to Finish Quarter Sawn White Oak and Pop The Figure

Have you ever wanted to know of a good way to finish quarter sawn white oak for your woodworking projects? Fortunately, there’s more than one way to do it! In this quick-ish video we demonstrate three methods of finishing that will help give the best pop to the figure in quarter sawn white oak.
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See a demo on a clever way to have a clear natural finish, a stained finish, and a replica “mission style” or Arts and Craft finish using dye and stain.

Finishing Mahogany: 3 Tips for Beautiful Color in Your Woodworking Projects

Finishing Mahogany: 3 Tips for Beautiful Color in Your Woodworking Projects

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Genuine mahogany is fortunately a beautiful wood that’s very easy to work with and rather easy to finish. But there are a few things you can do when finishing mahogany for your projects to make it look its absolute best. In this video we cover 3 things: how to fill the grain to achieve a good smooth top coat, how to stain the wood, and how to use dye, filler, and stain to get a deep red antique mahogany color. There’s a lot of information in this short video, so post your questions if you’d like.
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