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It’s easy to make a hard-wearing surface by arranging short, square pieces of wood on end. But mix and match them just right, and you end up with a beautiful, one-of-a-kind project.
The cutting board is finished with two coats of General Finishes Butcher Block Oil.
All it takes is an afternoon in the shop to build an accurate miter square that you’ll be using for years. Best of all, it’s easy to customize the blade with a decorative etching.
Get more out of your end table with this handy project. The top slides up and out to form a handy surface for working or eating. And abundant storage means everything is close at hand.
Every shop needs more storage. This heavy-duty cart is a top-notch way to store a wide range of sheet goods and lumber cutoffs for simplified sorting and easier access.
Modern construction meets vintage charm in this hutch. Built from inexpensive materials and given an aged painted finish, it provides much-needed storage in a timeless design.
The hutch was painted with two coats of General Finishes milk paint ("Antique White"). Then I sanded the paint in wear areas like corners and around hardware. Next, a thin coat of General Finishes "Van Dyke Brown" glaze was brushed on and wiped off these areas to simulate natural aging. The paneling on the upper cabinet back was finished with General Finishes Seal-A-Cell and glazed in a similar fashion. Finally, a protective coat of lacquer was applied to the entire hutch.