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Woodworker Wednesday - Anne of All Trades, LLC Happy Woodworker Wednesday! This week features resourceful, talented, and hard-working Anne Briggs Bohnett of Anne of All Trades, LLC!Anne shares, "I took up woodwork and restoring old tools. That hobby has turned into an obsession.

Woodworker Wednesday - Anne of All Trades, LLC

Happy Woodworker Wednesday! This week features resourceful, talented, and hard-working Anne Briggs Bohnett of Anne of All Trades, LLC!

Anne shares, "I took up woodwork and restoring old tools. That hobby has turned into an obsession. I spend much of my time thinking about how I can get better, about new things I can make, and about new books I have to read... In a society dominated by selfishness, consumerism and waste, I am doing my very best to become a producer and recycler and general good citizen of this earth." 

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Woodworker Wednesday - Anne of All Trades, LLC

Throwback Thursday - 1986 Happy Throwback Thursday friends! George and Rob dove headfirst into marketing at the Dayton School Show in 1986. We've come a long way since the launch of the General Finishes marketing program - and thank god we don't have to wear those horrible lab coats anymore! Check out one of our greatest marketing achievements - the fabulous GF Design Center! See what other people have created using General Finishes at http://designs.

Throwback Thursday - 1986

Happy Throwback Thursday friends! George and Rob dove headfirst into marketing at the Dayton School Show in 1986. We've come a long way since the launch of the General Finishes marketing program - and thank god we don't have to wear those horrible lab coats anymore! 

Check out one of our greatest marketing achievements - the fabulous GF Design Center! See what other people have created using General Finishes at http://designs.generalfinishes.com/

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Throwback Thursday - 1986

Woodworker Wednesday - Sakonnet Furniture It's Woodworker Wednesday and we can't get enough of the gorgeous custom furniture made by Stephen Kinnane at Sakonnet Furniture Makers Inc. ! With a deep appreciation for craftsmanship and tradition, Stephen combines a high level of technical skill with a natural affinity for combining diverse wood types and processes in order to create stunning one-of-a-kind pieces.

Woodworker Wednesday - Sakonnet Furniture

It's Woodworker Wednesday and we can't get enough of the gorgeous custom furniture made by Stephen Kinnane at Sakonnet Furniture Makers Inc.! With a deep appreciation for craftsmanship and tradition, Stephen combines a high level of technical skill with a natural affinity for combining diverse wood types and processes in order to create stunning one-of-a-kind pieces. 

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Woodworker Wednesday - Sakonnet Furniture

How to Create a Restoration Hardware Look with GF Milk Paint and Glaze The Restoration Hardware look is fantastic, but the price can definitely be a turn off. But GF has good news! Anastasia Vintage has come up with a technique to acheive a Restoration Hardware inspired look using General Finishes products.

How to Create a Restoration Hardware Look with GF Milk Paint and Glaze

The Restoration Hardware look is fantastic, but the price can definitely be a turn off.  But GF has good news!  Anastasia Vintage has come up with a technique to acheive a Restoration Hardware inspired look using General Finishes products. 

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How to Create a Restoration Hardware Look with GF Milk Paint and Glaze

Woodworker Wednesday - Ariele Alasko Wood you know, today is Woodworker Wednesday! This week we're featuring Ariele Alasko, a Brooklyn-based woodworker known for her intricate, geometric patterned pieces. .

Woodworker Wednesday - Ariele Alasko

Wood you know, today is Woodworker Wednesday!  This week we're featuring Ariele Alasko, a Brooklyn-based woodworker known for her intricate, geometric patterned pieces. 

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Woodworker Wednesday - Ariele Alasko

Old Barn Wood Medieval Style Table Today we'd like to share with you this gorgeous table that was built and finished by Marion Lovett for his own home. This project was quite the challenge considering the table weighs in at about 800-900 lbs! It is 8" around and made of old oak barn wood.

Old Barn Wood Medieval Style Table

Today we'd like to share with you this gorgeous table that was built and finished by Marion Lovett for his own home. This project was quite the challenge considering the table weighs in at about 800-900 lbs!  It is 8" around and made of old oak barn wood.  The bottom was timberframed in the traditional fashion with mortise, tenon and pegs.  All General Finishes products were used to acheive this "medieval look".

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Old Barn Wood Medieval Style Table

Woodworker Wednesday - Scott Meek Woodworks It's that time of the week again! Woodworker Wednesday, where we showcase noteworthy woodworkers, carpenters, and furniture makers in an effort to bring more awareness and appreciation to the art and craftsmanship of woodworking. This week, we're thrilled to feature furniture artisan and hand tool aficionado Scott of Scott Meek Woodworks! His passion for hand tools led Scott to specialize in crafting exceptional wood body planes and offer classes to teach those ambitious woodworkers out there how to craft their own!.

Woodworker Wednesday - Scott Meek Woodworks

It's that time of the week again! Woodworker Wednesday, where we showcase noteworthy woodworkers, carpenters, and furniture makers in an effort to bring more awareness and appreciation to the art and craftsmanship of woodworking. This week, we're thrilled to feature furniture artisan and hand tool aficionado Scott of Scott Meek Woodworks! His passion for hand tools led Scott to specialize in crafting exceptional wood body planes and offer classes to teach those ambitious woodworkers out there how to craft their own! 

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Woodworker Wednesday - Scott Meek Woodworks

Woodworker Wednesday - Motoko Works Happy Woodworker Wednesday! We can't get enough of the beautiful handcrafted pieces by Motoko Smith of Motoko Works! What started as a hobby quickly blossomed into a passion for Motoko, who now does balances her time between home life and woodworking. .

Woodworker Wednesday - Motoko Works

Happy Woodworker Wednesday! We can't get enough of the beautiful handcrafted pieces by Motoko Smith of Motoko Works! What started as a hobby quickly blossomed into a passion for Motoko, who now does balances her time between home life and woodworking. 

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Woodworker Wednesday - Motoko Works

Woodworker Wednesday - Bob Clagett of I Like to Make Stuff It's Woodworker Wednesday, and we're dying to make some of the awesome things in Bob Clagett's tutorials on I Like To Make Stuff! Bob's goal is to share his creative knowledge freely, in order to empower others to pursue their passions. While we've chosen to focus on his plethora of amazing woodworking and home projects, you can also find tutorials on 3D printing and carving, electronics, and arcade games on his website!.

Woodworker Wednesday - Bob Clagett of I Like to Make Stuff

It's Woodworker Wednesday, and we're dying to make some of the awesome things in Bob Clagett's tutorials on I Like To Make Stuff! Bob's goal is to share his creative knowledge freely, in order to empower others to pursue their passions. While we've chosen to focus on his plethora of amazing woodworking and home projects, you can also find tutorials on 3D printing and carving, electronics, and arcade games on his website! 

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Woodworker Wednesday - Bob Clagett of I Like to Make Stuff

Woodworker Wednesday - Catherine Johnston at Object Company Looking for us? Were busy swooning over these beautiful hand-crafted pieces by Catherine Johnston of Object Company! With a focus on sustainable and practical design, Catherine currently offers wood carving classes in Glasgow and seeks to expand her knowledge of woodworking. .

Woodworker Wednesday - Catherine Johnston at Object Company

Looking for us? Were busy swooning over these beautiful hand-crafted pieces by Catherine Johnston of Object Company! With a focus on sustainable and practical design, Catherine currently offers wood carving classes in Glasgow and seeks to expand her knowledge of woodworking. 

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Woodworker Wednesday - Catherine Johnston at Object Company

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GF's Newest Video - How to Apply GF Gel Stain and Gel Topcoat to Raw Wood

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How to Apply Gel Stain to Raw Wood

In this new video, Chris Adams and Tom Monahan of GF share 5 decorative techniques using General Finishes Pearl Effects. .

Creative Techniques Using General Finishes Pearl Effects

In this new video, Chris Adams and Tom Monahan of GF share 5 decorative techniques using General Finishes Pearl Effects. 

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5 Creative Pearl Effects Techniques

General Finishes has released it's next video! Watch as Tom Monohan and Chris Adams of General Finishes take a raw pine bench from plain and boring to spectacular!Water Based Wood Stains have all the advantages of oil based stains: they spread easily, can be repaired, blend effortlessly and have plenty of open time. The thicker formula allows controlled penetration, which will reduce blotching on softer wood.

How to Hand Apply General Finishes Water Based Wood Stain

General Finishes has released it's next video!  Watch as Tom Monohan and Chris Adams of General Finishes take a raw pine bench from plain and boring to spectacular!

Water Based Wood Stains have all the advantages of oil based stains: they spread easily, can be repaired, blend effortlessly and have plenty of open time. The thicker formula allows controlled penetration, which will reduce blotching on softer wood.  They are a great choice for your next project!

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Hand Apply GF Water Based Stain

Wooden Door Restoration with General Finishes Gel Stain Wooden Door Restoration with General Finishes Gel Stain Wooden Door Restoration with General Finishes Gel Stain Wooden Door Restoration with General Finishes Gel Stain This project from Daniele of Finding Silver Pennies is an awesome example of the magic GF Gel Stain can perform!. .

Wooden Door Restoration with General Finishes Gel Stain

This project from Daniele of Finding Silver Pennies is an awesome example of the magic GF Gel Stain can perform!  

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Wooden Door Restoration with General Finishes Gel Stain
Wooden Door Restoration with General Finishes Gel Stain
Wooden Door Restoration with General Finishes Gel Stain
Wooden Door Restoration with General Finishes Gel Stain

In our newest video, Chris Adams and Tom Monohan of General Finishes show you how to apply GF Waterbased Topcoat to a bench. GF Water Based Topcoats are a finishing favorite.

New Video - How to Apply GF Water Based Topcoat to a Bench

In our newest video, Chris Adams and Tom Monohan of General Finishes show you how to apply GF Waterbased Topcoat to a bench. 

GF Water Based Topcoats are a finishing favorite. Formulated to be durable and consumer friendly, these "green" wood finishes are continuing to earn high marks in the wood finishing world, and we'll show you how to apply them with ease.

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Applying Waterbased Topcoat

In our newest video Chris Adams and Tom Monohan of General Finishes demonstrate how to update your existing cabinets with GF Water Based Wood Stain and Dye Stain with a technique called toning. Toning does not require any messy stripping or sanding.

Updating Existing Cabinets with General Finishes Water Based Finishes How to Video

In our newest video Chris Adams and Tom Monohan of General Finishes demonstrate how to update your existing cabinets with GF Water Based Wood Stain and Dye Stain with a technique called toning. Toning does not require any messy stripping or sanding.  It involves combining a stain with a topcoat to create a transparent mix to apply to your previously finished cabinets.  

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Using Water Based Finishes to Update Existing Cabinets

JC Licht now selling General Finishes Paint! In 1907 Jacob Christian Licht opened his first paint store in Chicago, Illinois with the intention of giving his customers "top quality painting products and superb service. " Adding another quality painting product in 2015, General Finishes products can now be found in the Chicagoland area at all 31 JC Licht stores! For the closest store to you, type in your zip code here: https://generalfinishes.

JC Licht now selling General Finishes Paint!

In 1907 Jacob Christian Licht opened his first paint store in Chicago, Illinois with the intention of giving his customers "top quality painting products and superb service." Adding another quality painting product in 2015, General Finishes products can now be found in the Chicagoland area at all 31 JC Licht stores! For the closest store to you, type in your zip code here: https://generalfinishes.com/where-buy#.VoU_oMArI6U

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JC Licht now selling General Finishes Paint!

Getting to know Chelsea Hooper of Red Poppy Pickin' by Chelsea's Creations Recently Chelsea L Hopper was recently featured in the Richmond Times dispatch newspaper for her astounding success as a business owner. Chelsea will be soon expanding her once 2000 sq foot store front to 7000 sq feet! Her new store will feature over 30 artisans and is scheduled to open April 2, 2016.

Getting to know Chelsea Hooper of Red Poppy Pickin' by Chelsea's Creations

Recently Chelsea L Hopper was recently featured in the Richmond Times dispatch newspaper for her astounding success as a business owner.  Chelsea will be soon expanding her once 2000 sq foot store front to 7000 sq feet! Her new store will feature over 30 artisans and is scheduled to open April 2, 2016.  You can visit the new and improved Red Poppy Pickin' by Chelsea's Creations LLC at 8167 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Suite A, Mechanicsville, VA.  

 


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Getting to know Chelsea Hooper of Red Poppy Pickin' by Chelsea's Creations

Exterior 450 Stain & Top Coat Showcase

We used General Finishes Exterior Products to refurbish the horse stalls in our barn - they had been empty and untreated for almost 10 years, and the results were fabulous. See before and after pictures below. After power power-washing and sanding down the previous oil base finish, we sprayed a 50/50 mixture of Olde Cherry Exterior 450 Stain and Coffee Bean Exterior 450 Stain mixed with an equal quantify of Exterior 450 Clear top coat. Next time we might add a little dye stain.

Floor Cloth Border painted with GF Water Based Milk Paint

Here is a photo of the floor cloth I painted using acrylic paint for the fish and smaller details, but the checker board and borders were done with GF milk paint (Antique Ivory, Lamp Black and Tuscan Red). The paint performed very well on canvas!