Apply Varnish to Wood

How To : Apply a varnish topcoat to furniture

Applying topcoat is the final step in successfully refinishing your furniture piece. Water-Based Polyurethane Topcoats are strong, durable and are favored because they dry crystal clear, allowing the beauty of the wood grain to show. However, classic varnishes and brush-appli ...more

How To : Apply wood stain

Tim Carter demonstrates how to stain wood to get the color you want. Watching these video tips allows you to be able to apply wood stain to match almost any color. If you get the right color stain and apply it properly, your new piece of wood will match color-wise and allow th ...more

How To : Apply wood putty properly

Tim Carter shows you how to get a perfect finish when using wood putty and carpenters wood filler on stained wood. Tim specifically explains how wood putty comes in different colors and you can mix them to get the correct color match. Short video, but well-instructed.

How To : Apply an oil- or water-based stain to wood

Staining wood is an exciting and fun step in your refinishing process. Staining brings out and enhances the patterns in the wood grain and it unifies an overall color. At this stage your project piece begins to look more finished. Allow enough time to complete this task from s ...more

How To : Bleach water stains from furniture

When restoring older wood furniture you will probably encounter dark rings and black spots, which are caused by water stains. Oxalic acid is a moderate bleach that will remove these stains even if they have penetrated the wood surface. Oxalic acid will also remove finish stain ...more

How To : Apply a desert resistant finish door

Outdoor finishes can be one of the trickiest types of wood finishes to master. Why? Because there is never a one size fits all solution. As woodworkers, we are used to dealing with the seasonal wood movement of our interior pieces. But when one of our creations is destined to ...more

How To : Gild with faux gold

Learn the hand method for applying gold leaf gild to a solid surface such as wood, stone, or metal. • You will need imitation gold leaf, metal varnish, hot hide glue, gilder’s size and brick red synthetic enamel. • First apply the hide glue to the surface you wish to gild. • ...more

How To : Chemically strip wood

Wood can be refinished by sanding off the old stain or paint but sanding runs the risk of removing fine details on the wood. Chemical strippers are the best to remove paint, varnish and shellac. Prepare the area on and around the project, strip, scrape and scrub. You might enc ...more

How To : Build a simple float frame for your painting

Building a frame for your paintings can save you money and provide one more creation of which to be proud. Normally recommended for abstract paintings, basic float frames offer a professional feel to your art. This video demonstrates how to build a very simple float frame, whi ...more

How To : Build a Simple Bench from Reclaimed Wood

How to make a wooden bench from reclaimed wood. Recycled wood projects, whether it's from pallet wood or old fence palings, the end result can be fantastic! In this video l am using reclaimed hardwood fence palings to build a rustic wooden bench seat. Rustic wood furniture has ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 1

Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more

How To : Paint bloody vampire inspired nails for Halloween

This video shows the viewer how to paint their nails to give them a blood stained look for Halloween. This is done by first putting a small amount of dark red nail varnish onto a sheet of paper. Then apply this in many coats to the nail using a foundation brush to give a layer ...more

How To : Build a samurai katana sword out of cardboard

The katana (also known as the samurai sword) originated in Japan's Muromachi period (1392–1573). These curved blades are known worldwide for their elegance and craftsmanship. But if you can't afford your own antique model you can create your own reproduction using junk you've ...more

How To : Get a nice, even stain on wood

You will learn how to get a nice, even stain on wood in this Home and Garden video tutorial brought to you by TheSoapGuy. It’s really easy and simple to do. Get a finished piece of wood. You should work in a well ventilated area because wood stain generates a lot of fumes. Woo ...more

How To : Create flooring in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Make Perfect Scrabble Tile Pendants

Gather Supplies Ready to make the best Scrabble tile pendant possible? This easy tutorial will show you how to make your own custom necklace out of a Scrabble® tile. It will take about 1 hour of work, but there is time needed to let the pendant dry and cure. Ready to start? ...more

How To : Create a wood photo frame in Photoshop

In this video tutorial by photoshopuniverse you learn how to create a wood photo frame in Photoshop for your photos. Take the photo that you want to add a frame to, open it in Photoshop. Open the layers palette and double click to convert to a regular layer and increase the ca ...more

How To : Apply a ceramic tile over an old countertop

Sometimes, it can be a pain to remove an countertops made of material such as wood and laminate. So an easy to do option would just let it be. If you're looking to add ceramic tile, you can easily do that over your existing countertops. This video will show you how for a quick ...more

How To : Conceal screw heads

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to conceal screw heads. This video is from www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk. It is very easy to do. You will need a kit called screw digger and plug cutter set for size 8 or size 10 wood screws. Using the drill bit from the set ...more

How To : Decorate a cardboard sun mirror

Decorate a Cardboard Sun Mirror- Acrylic Painting Project- Art and Craft Leona from Artists Resource demonstrates how to decorate a cardboard Sun Mirror. The items required are Marabu-Decorlack Acryl starter set of 6 acrylic gloss paints, a large sheet of cardboard, a ruler, a ...more

How To : Paint furniture

With the economy as brutal as it is, more people than ever are focusing on fixing what they've got rather than building or buying new furniture and decor. And oftentimes, a fresh coat of paint is all that's needed to turn a yucky old chair your mom passed down to you into a da ...more

How To : Fix a wobbly chair

In this video, we learn how to fix a wobbly chair. First, you will need to flip the chair upside down to see what the problem with it is. After this, you will need to apply wood glue to the inside of all the joints on the chair. Next, you will need to push the pegs to the insi ...more

How To : Build a subwoofer for a Mini Cooper

In this tutorial, we learn how to build a subwoofer for a Mini Cooper. Start off by cutting the wood so it's to the exact sizes that you need. Next, attach the walls of the subwoofer together with a screwdriver and screws. After this, apply wood glue to the inside of the wood ...more

How To : Stain wood furniture

A good stain and varnish can add shine and luster to any piece of wood furniture. Check out these simple steps for staining wood. You will need a painter drop cloth, 2 or 3 1 inch foam brushes, fine grit sandpaper, tack cloth, couple of towels or rags, oil base wood stain and ...more

How To : Get perfect red lips for African American skin

In this tutorial, we learn how to get perfect red lips for African American skin. First, take a dark red lip line from Studio Gear named "red wood" and apply it to the lines of the lips. Once your lips are fully lines, grab your lipstick and apply it to your lips carefully. Th ...more

How To : Fix a drawer that sticks

Don't let that stuck drawer aggravate you on a daily basis; find the problem and fix it once and for all. Step 1: Remove the drawer Remove the drawer. Pull it out until it stops, then lift up the end and pull it a little bit more. This should release the drawer from its glid ...more

How To : Apply a deep red mahogany finish to furniture

Add shimmer and color to your wood furniture with a Deep Red Mahogany Finish. Watch as The Wood Whisper's Marc Spagnuolo shows you how to apply this look to anything wood in your home. First Marc tells you about narrowing down whether or not you have to mask the wood or enhanc ...more

How To : Make a wooden children's jigsaw puzzle

Craftsperson Ceal Pedersen, from Heirloom Puzzles, shows you how to make wooden jigsaw puzzles with her own creative touches, geared towards kids. First, start with a puzzle design phase, sketching, then painting most designs. Then, to make multiple wooden jigsaw puzzles, go ...more

How To : Start a great fire in a wood stove

In this video, we learn how to start a great fire in a wood stove. First, you will need premium kindling, gloves, and a small axe. Next, you will chop the wood into small pieces using the axe, making small splits. After you have a large pile of kindling together, store the pie ...more

How To : Clean and restore a weathered deck

Ron Hazelton shows how to restore a weathered and worn deck. Twisted boards can be straightened using a notched 2x4 as a lever, then secured with 5 inch screws. Remove popped nails, and replace with longer thicker nails. Use a punch to countersink slightly high nails. Clean th ...more

How To : Build your own guitar maintenance stand

This video explains how to build your own guitar maintenance jack. This helps when you change a lot of strings and do other maintenance work. It starts with an old roller stand and uses the bracket to apply just a piece of wood. It is adjustable, which makes it very handy to a ...more

How To : Apply a maple finish to a wooden pencil holder

End grain wood is very absorbent to whatever material that is applied to it. In this how to video you will learn how to apply shellac, a maple transtint coloring agent and a topcoat to end grain wood for a beautiful maple finish.

How To : Chemically strip furniture or woodwork

Stripping furniture or woodwork can be like a treasure hunt, revealing a beautiful wood surface beneath old paint and varnish. An old finish can be removed mechanically using a sander, but you run the risk of sanding off fine detail and contours in the woodwork. Chemical strip ...more

How To : Make a wooden pencil holder

This video covers the construction and assembly of a decorative pencil holder. These make great gifts and are excellent for utilizing scrap. This video is for the more experienced woodworker, knowledge of tools is required. To apply a beautiful finish on the pencil holder, see ...more

How To : Build a portable personal heater

In this video, we learn how to build a portable personal heater. This is a great weekend project that is easy to make and will keep you warm during a freezing winter. You will need: two double a batteries, charger, twin double a battery charger, winding wire, and balsa wood. F ...more

How To : Refinish wood furniture

In this do it yourself video guide to refinishing and restoring wood furniture, learn tips and techniques for how to refinish your old, well-loved wood furniture, including everything from wood stain removal to applying a fresh, new furniture stain. Our expert, Jennifer Ware, ...more

How To : Sand wood

Sanding is an important step when preparing wood for painting or staining. You Will Need * Sandpaper of varying grits * A random-orbit finishing sander * A sanding block * Safety goggles * A dust mask * And a shop vacuum * A pencil WARNING: Always wear safety goggles when ope ...more

How To : Paint a bronze metal effect on ceramics

This instructional painting video demonstrates how to paint a bronze effect on ceramics. You can use this technique on just about any surface, such as wood, canvas, metal, plastic, or paper. Apply gold metallic paint, Bitumen, cadmium yellow paint and primary blue paint. Dry t ...more

How To : Use wood stain

In this video we are shown the proper way to stain wood. For the demonstration in this video our host uses oak cabinets. Wearing rubber gloves, use a rag to apply the coat of stain. You will want to apply two coats of stain followed by a coat of polyurethane to protect your st ...more

How To : Deal with termites with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to get rid of termites. Steps: 1. Use sprayer to apply insecticide around outside of building; spray onto wood surfaces 24 inches up from foundation. 2. From inside the basement, spray insecticide to the wood framing 24 inches ...more

How To : Paint your house

This video describes how to prepare for and execute painting your home. To begin, you should power wash your house to remove any dirt, dust, cobwebs, etc. These would prevent the paint from setting properly, unless it was new wood. If it is new wood, you should put on a beige ...more

How To : Precision plane

Shopsmith Academy shows you how to make use of a little-know characteristic of wood to remove just a few thousandths of an inch from the thickness of a board. Apply this lesson to your next woodworking project. Watch this video for useful woodworking tips. Search Shopsmith Aca ...more

How To : Get rocker rhinestone studded nails

The rhinestone studded nails will be more attractive. To make your nails a perfect complement to any acrylic or polished nails use your wildest imagination to make it more attractive. The following steps will help to make beautiful, rocker rhinestone studded nails. The first s ...more

How To : Perfectly bind a book with two different methods

Demonstrator Andy Hirsch offers a tutorial on how to perfectly bind a book using two different methods. The first method is with binding clips the second with a binding jig. You will need and cutting mat, X-acto knife, paint brush, ruler, binder clips and binding glue. Use use ...more

How To : Apply a sand, or first-coat, sealer to woodwork

Sanding sealers, also called first-coat sealers by some manufacturers, are recommended when refinishing furniture. Although using a sanding sealer is a good step to take regardless of the type of stain you are using, it is especially necessary when using water-based stains. Ap ...more

How To : Apply a silver glitter French manicure for parties

This video shows the viewer how to apply a silver glitter French manicure, a great party look. The creator suggests doing this by first covering the top third of the nails with clear nail varnish. She then dips the still wet nail into a tub of cheap glitter, standard glitter p ...more

How To : Make classroom pointer sticks

Shelley Lovett with Child Care Land demonstrates how to make your own classroom pointer sticks. You can use pointer sticks as a prompt to help enhance learning in your classroom. You can make the pointers in accordance with holiday seasons. To make a pointer, you will need a 1 ...more

How To : Replace exterior columns with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to replace your exterior columns. Steps: 1. Cut cedar to width and length to create proper size column. 2. Apply two coats of exterior-grade primer to the interior surfaces of the boards. 3. Join together the cedar boards to f ...more

How To : Age wood

For furniture or wood projects, adding an aged wood look can give real character and interest to an otherwise ordinary object. With a little sanding, stain and lacquer to finish you can transform any wood object. It’s easy to age wood with common household items. You Will Ne ...more

How To : Airbrush a woodgrain finish

In this video series, an expert in airbrushing will demonstrate how to airbrush a wood grain effect for a car. He will go through the step-by-step instructions on how to paint a base coat, mix the airbrush paint, apply the color, and add details in a variety of ways. If you ha ...more

How To : Remove a Scratch from an Antique Table

Hi everyone, I have been working on some videos and tips about restoring antique furniture, in this tutorial, I will be showing you how to remove a scratch from a wooden table. Video: . First, colour the scratch, using a wood dye (be sure that it matches the wood), apply using ...more

How To : Make a Vertical Wall-Mounted Chessboard

Love chess, but hate having to stop in the middle of a game when you don't have time to finish? This DIY vertical chess set made by Redditor pigthunder will ensure you never have to abandon a game again. It hangs on the wall, so you can pick up where you left off anytime. Here ...more

How To : Remove Watermarks from Wooden Surfaces

Everyone has those watermarks when you forgot to use a coaster but the solution is easy!! Here is a little step by step guide and a little video that might help - let me know what you think! Video: . Using a very fine wire wall, buff the surface of the watermark. Make sure it ...more

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