Last week on the blog, I shared a Rustic Tree Branch Desk DIY, that Brandon  built and finished. The photos I took didn't quite show off the rustic,  distressed finish like I wanted, so I am sharing some close up photos today  of the finish as well as how we created a weathered wood gray finish.  We tested out a few different combinations to get a more gray washed  looked. Ultimately, we decided on using a combination of stain and white  washed paint (paint mixed with water) to achieve a...

How to Create a Weathered Wood Gray Finish

Tutorial on how to create a rustic, distressed finish - weathered wood gray finish. Using a combination of stain and white washed paint (paint mixed with water).

HOW-TO: The Secret to Finishing Wood as Smooth as Glass

Steve Maxwell, Canada's Handiest Man, helps DIY-ers learn how to power buff their way to a smooth wood finish with the right sanding tool.

10 Tips & Tricks for Staining Wood - How to Nest for Less™

10 Tips & Tricks for Staining Wood - How To Nest For Less

Teds Wood Working - 10 Tips Tricks for Staining Wood - How to Nest for Less™ - Get A Lifetime Of Project Ideas & Inspiration!

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Wood Finishing Tips

How to make a Barn Wood effect. Start with new wood. Then with the paintbrush, paint a layer of water and then a layer of stain and rub it off quickly with a rag to get that gray color. The water keeps the stain from getting too far in the wood so it’ll be gray not black.

DIY Barn Wood effect on new wood. With a paintbrush, paint a layer of water and then a layer of stain and rub it off quickly with a rag to get the gray color. The water keeps the stain from getting too far in the wood so it’ll be gray not black.

This is a fairly easy Farmhouse Finish.  This would look great in many houses!  I can't wait to try it in my own!  Follow TheTierneyTeam!  #Farmhouse #Realtor #MakeItYourOwn

How to Get a Farmhouse Style Finish

How to Get a Farmhouse Style Finish - Cherished Bliss An easy step-by-step tutorial for finishing raw wood or furniture. With this technique you can apply a Farmhouse Style Finish to your next DIY project.

Read this before staining! How To Paint Furniture | Rustic Yet Refined Wood Finish | Ana White - Homemaker

Ana White Homemaker - Minwax wood finishes from left to right: Special Walnut, Provincial, Dark Walnut, Jacobean oil-based stain

Japanese technique of preserving/antiquing wood - Imgur

Japanese technique of preserving/antiquing wood

HOW-TO: The Secret to Finishing Wood as Smooth as Glass

Wood Profits - HOW-TO: The Secret to Finishing Wood as Smooth as Glass Discover How You Can Start A Woodworking Business From Home Easily in 7 Days With NO Capital Needed!

Polyurethane is too finicky, the application is difficult and it doesn't give the look I want for my projects. You can make an easy DIY top coat instead!

3 Reasons Why I Don't Use Polyurethane

Polyurethane is too finicky, the application is difficult and it doesn't give the look I want for my DIY furniture projects. Instead, I use an easy to an easy to make DIY top coat that provides a flawless finish every time!

Use two brushes to control drips 20 Finishing Tips - Popular Woodworking Magazine

20 Finishing Tips

Teds Wood Working - Use two brushes to control drips 20 Finishing Tips - Popular Woodworking Magazine - Get A Lifetime Of Project Ideas & Inspiration!

How to stain and finish wood // Staining wood is such an easy way to give…

Learn how to stain and finish wood--staining and finishing wood is such an easy way to add extra character to a piece.

Burn pine planks for breakfast bar, as well as pine sideboard (cheaper and can make to make other furniture

Burn pine planks for breakfast bar, as well as pine sideboard (cheaper and can…

The sandpaper grit you choose can make a big difference in the final look of your woodworking project. The project you are working on will determine the sandpaper grit you should use, as well as the best wood finish for the look you are trying to achieve.

True Grit: How to Choose Sandpaper Grit and Wood Finishes - DIY

#woodworkingplans #woodworking #woodworkingprojects Watch The Video To Learn How To Get That Glass Like Shine On All Your Woodworking Projects : vid.staged.com/2H4s

Teds Woodworking® - 16,000 Woodworking Plans & Projects With Videos - Custom Carpentry — TedsWoodworking

Mark schofield from "Fine Woodworking" shows how to get a perfect glass like finish. The method shown in this video is almost guaranteed to work every time.

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