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Cherry Door Finished with Exterior 450

Cherry door finished with Olde Cherry Exterior 450 wood stain and Exterior 450 top coat. Contributed by Bob Schendorf Woodworking.

Water Base Dye Stain Review 02/28/2011

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.

Bunk Bed Finished in Antique Cherry Water Based Stain

Bunkbed and chest of drawers finished in Antique Cherry Waterbased Wood Stain with Enduro Satin Poly Topcoat.

Enduro Clear Poly Mixed with Custom Color

This piece is a custom color mixed in Enduro Poly Clear Semi-Gloss. Provided by Bob Schendorf of Long Island.

Wood Pens Finished With Endurovar

Contributed by Rohr Woodworking from W. Bloomfield Michigan

Award Winning Armoire

Seal-A-Cell and four coats of Arm-R-Seal, then GF satin wax. Contributed by Art Hoffman.

Artistry in Wood
Double Tansu in Acacia and Kiatt by Art Hofmann
Brass handles by Avigal David, Gilon, Israel
Award of Excellence in Furniture

Shaker Bed-side Table

General Finishes brick red painted finish with natural red-oak top.

Planner Mobil Cabinet, Yellow

Yellow Dye Stain on soft maple.

Step One- Shellac Seal Coat, Sanded
Step Two-Dark Rub On Stain, Sanded
Step Three-General Finishes, Yellow Dye Stain
Step Four-Gloss Poly

Cabinet Finish-Tung Oil

Wood Turners Finish by Robert Greenberg

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.

3 Bowls fiished with Enduro-Var

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

Turned Bowls with Endurovar

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.

Exotic Woods Goblets with Salad Bowl Finish

From JC Newcombe of Newcombe and Associates


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.

Exotic Woods Dishes and Platters with Salad Bowl Finish

Turned Bowls with Wood Turners Finish

Antique Table Restored with Water Base Stain & Precat Topcoat

Finished with General Finishes Shaker Maple water base Stain, followed by 2 coats General Finishes water based sanding sealer, then 2 coats Pre-Cat gloss.

Contributed by Parker Custom Woodworking, Belding Michigan

Fireplace Restored with Water Base Stain & Precat Topcoat

Finished with General Finishes Enduro Golden Oak water base Stain, followed by 3 coats General Finishes water based Pre-Cat semi-gloss.

Contributed by Parker Custom Woodworking, Belding Michigan

Wet Bar Finished in Water Based Stain & Top Coat

Wood species is Iron Wood
Stain:  General Finishes Espresso Water Based Stain
Finish: General Finishes Polyacrylic Water Base Top Coat

Contributed by:

Terry Freitas
Quattrocchi Kwok Architects Santa Rosa, CA

Purpleheart and Ebony Flute Finished in Arm-R-Seal

Purpleheart and Ebony Flute
Contributed by Peter G Churcher - Willow Creek Woodturning

Oak Dining Table Restored with GF Oil Stain and Arm-R-Seal

This is a traditional oak dining set for my daughter.  It was finished with G/F Pecan Oil Stain and Satin Arm-R-Seal – 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

Church Organ Restoration with GF Oil Stain & Arm-R-Seal

This is  the recreation of the exterior of our church’s 25-year old organ console using solid walnut and walnut veneer.  Have used G/F Walnut Oil Stain and Satin Arm-R-Seal for all applications. 
Larry J. Edwards, Ph.D., FSAScot., KSG