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How to Stain Unfinished Wood with Used Coffee Grounds
No need to buy a stain for your next woodworking project. It only takes a few common household ingredients: steel...
How to Stain Wood Evenly Without Getting Blotches and Dark Spots
Get a perfect finish on even hard-to-stain woods like cherry and pine
18 Handy Hints for Wood Finishing
From finishing standoffs to paint booths, these 18 tips and tricks will guarantee better finishes on your next woodworking projects.
How to Match Wood Stain: Head to the Paint Store
This is the easiest, most accurate way to match wood stain for your project.
Nutty Stain Mixer
When you open a fresh can of oil-based wood stain, drop in two medium-size steel nuts.
Spray Bottle for Stain
Here’s an easier way to stain or seal chairs, lattice or anything with numerous tight recesses.
Shop-made Finishing Standoffs
Quickly make these cheap finishing standoffs from parts you already have around the shop.
Reader Project: DIY Shutters
My wife and I have always admired the stained shutters you see on new homes but were unwilling to pay
Achieve a Flawless Wood Finish with Rub-on Oil
Find out how to apply a wood finish with no brush marks, drips or runs.
Polyurethane Finish: Good vs. Bad
A little bit of skin over the top doesn't always mean you have to throw old poly away
Finishing Wood Trim With Stain and Varnish
Follow these four steps (no shortcuts!) and you'll get a perfect finish every time
Install Mosaic Tile
In some ways, setting mosaic tile is just like setting any other tile. But because the individual tiles are small...