For many woodworkers, finishing is not their favorite part of the craft. There’s the proper sanding. Then, do you stain, dye or glaze the piece? And, what kind of finish should you use if the project is an entertainment center? Should that be different if it’s a dining room table?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could wave a magic wand and the get answers?
Well, it’s not magic, but woodworker Paul Snyder has put together an interesting site that deals with preparation and finishing issues. The site covers such diverse topics as how to finish blotchy woods such as cherry, why a washcoat can help make your finish a winner and which finishes are good for different applications.
It looks as if it may have been a while since the site was updated, but the information here is still worth a read.