The finish for this Cherry drop leaf dining table and chairs is General Finish Wood Stain (Oil Base) (2 coats) and Arm-R-Seal (7 coats) with a top coat of Skidmore's Liquid Beeswax (a nearby Wyoming business). Contributed by Larry J. Edwards, Ph.D., FSAScot., KSG
Finished with Custom General Finishes Furniture Paint, matched to Benjamin Moore Dove White, with Van Dyke Brown glaze and Vintage Cherry Waterbase Dye Stain. Contributed by Bob Schendorf Woodworking of New York. 631-470-7507.
North American red oak dining table and bench, finished with General Finishes water-based dye stain (Medium Brown), and General finishes high performance water-based polyurethane (General Finishes polyurethane cross-linker used on final two coats).
Contributed by Scott Polak.
I turned a segmented pen to see how well the finish would fill. It exceeded my expectation. It was so much easier to apply and finish then the CA finish I have been using and the big bonus if I didn't have to deal with the fumes.
Yesterday I turned a pen using tulipwood. The ease in applying the
finish was amazing. Six light coats, no raised grain and the finish was
so good that I didn't even have to buff it.
Attached is a picture of three bowls that I finished with General Finishes "Enduro-Var" water based urethane - semi-gloss. The bowl wood, from bottom to top is: spalted maple, ash, ginko.
Photo Submitted by Clifford Bienert
Attached is a picture of three bowls that I finished with General Finishes "Enduro-Var" water based urethane - semi-gloss. The bowl wood, from bottom to top is: spalted maple, ash, ginko. Next time that I buy the "Enduro-Var" will be "flat" sheen. I am not a fan of the semi-gloss. It makes the finish look "synthetic" or plastic. I use polishing compounds to remove any surface imperfections and the surface becomes very smooth. I believe that the finish is very durable and strong and builds up very nicely. The ginko bowl surface is much stronger with the finish on.
Attached are some pictures of some of the things I make and use your finish on. When it works right the finish is superb and I have had lots of compliments on the finish and requests for what I use. I always carry a can to show them when they ask.
This is a traditional oak dining set for my daughter. It was finished with G/F Pecan Oil Stain and Satin Arm-R-Seal â 4-5 coats with the exception of the table top. I used Old Masters paste grain filler after the stain, then 8 coats of Arm-R-Seal. Larry J. Edwards, Ph.D., FSAScot., KSG