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Making Sense of Varnish

Oil-based or alkyd varnishes, like the ones on page 46, can be harder to find than polyurethane varnishes. But there are several companies that make them. To find them in your area, check with a local paint store to see what brands are available. Some products may need to be special ordered.

McCloskey’s makes an alkyd varnish called Heirloom Varnish. It’s available at Woodworker’s Supply. Old Masters makes Super Varnish. It can be ordered from the Woodsmith Store.


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