Finish Tutorial

Outdoor Wood Furniture Finishing Secrets

Hi folks!  Spring is finally here in Alaska and I'm dreaming about outdoor furnishings!  For those of you working on outdoor furnishings, I wanted to take a second to share some of my outdoor finishing secrets with you.

Finishing outdoor furniture is more like finishing a deck than a dining room table - especially if you live in a wet climate. So today I thought I'd share a few of my hard earned outdoor furniture finishing secrets with my blog friends.


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Easy Way to "Grey" Furniture Without Refinishing It

This post is brought to you by Varathane.  All opinions expressed are my own.



Do you have a piece of finished wood furniture that you love, but wish it was just a little "grey?" 

Weathered grey tones are a neutrel way of adding texture and dimension to a room, without cluttering a space with different wood hues.  It's no wonder the grey trend is so in right now.

Last year, I built the Two Tool $50 Farmhouse Table, and finished it with

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Danish Oil - Stains, Seals, Protects in One Easy Coat

DISCLOSURE: Thank you to Rustoleum for providing product and working with me on this post.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Hi everyone!  Thanks so much for your patience with me the last couple of weeks.  I've been spending some family time, and it's taken me a few days to get back into the groove of blogging.  We of course are pushing through still on the house, as the leaves are already starting to change up here in Alaska, and we have to have a roof on the new

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Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator

I have worked with and used Rustoleum products for many years.  This is a sponsored post and all opinions expressed are my own.


A couple months back in a video episode, we turned a leftover pile of 1x6 tongue and groove into a backdrop for our staircase -


I was really hoping for lots of gray aged boards, but we only ended up with a few.  Varathane recently debuted a product called Weathered Wood Accelerator, that ages wood in minutes

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Ultimate Wood Staining Guide

Hello DIY Friends!  We are on the finishing stretch of our Tiny House project, and we can't wait to share all the projects with you.  

The finishing stage really does take up the most amount of time, doesn't it?  The same could be said true for finishing any project.

Over the years, I've gotten quite a few comments and questions on how to stain wood projects.  After staining hundreds of projects, I believe I've found that happy medium that works for me - where

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Raw Wood Finish - The Clearest Poly for Your Furniture and Wood Projects

DISCLOSURE: I have worked with Rustoleum for many years and love their products.  This post is sponsored by Rustoleum, all opinions expressed are my own.


A few of you are asking about how we achieve a "bare wood" look on projects, so I thought I'd take a second to share some of my wood finishing secrets.

A couple of years back, we built a remote cabin on a lake up here in Alaska.

We spent weeks hand cutting all of the wood beams inside the cabin.

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