Tips Techniques For Fantastic Oak Finishes
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Like a movie star, oak possesses natural good looks.Unlike a movie star, however, oak is easy to work with—even during finishing.Oak's distinctive grain pattern (see photo below) is what people are responding to when they say, 'I love the look of oak.
' The best finishes for oak celebrate its grain.In this article, I'll highlight some key finishing tips and techniques used to create the multilayered finishes that bring out the best in oak.Check out the recipes that make use of these techniques in '4 Proven Oak Finishes' below.
Earlywood and latewood stain differently Finishing oak is like finishing two different woods at once.The large, visible pores in the earlywood soak up stain much more aggressively than the relatively smooth latewood does.
Avoid disasters; make samples first Always, always, always make samples before you begin to apply finish.Most finishing disasters can be avoided with this basic step.Making samples gives you the opportunity to tweak a recipe until you get the look you want.
Be sure to make the samples out of scrap from the project you're finishing to get the most accurate preview of how the finish will look.Sand and finish the samples to the same level...