December 13, 2023 | 2 min read | By: Parkerville
Nothing is more exciting than applying that first coat of finish on your woodworking project and seeing the grain come to life. For me, it’s one of the most satisfying parts of the work. However, choosing the right type of finish can be challenging. Not only are there various types of finishes, but vendors often enhance the baseline finish to make it unique. Our goal in this article is simply to provide you with helpful resources as you navigate the world of finishes.
In the table below, we have gathered what we feel is a representative list of the most commonly used woodworking finishes. We have intentionally excluded paint from the list. The finishes listed are what we consider to be foundational and are vendor-agnostic. That is finishes that have not yet been subject to change or enhancement by a vendor. Regardless of the type of finish you select for your project, please keep the following in mind:
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