Wood Finishing Tips

When using stains and varnishes, the technique depends on the type of material. Board finishing The plywood facing of blockboard and the surface of pine-board can be stained, polished or varnished without preparation other than sanding. This also applies, of course, to veneered chipboard and plywood, but plain chipboard needs some degree of filling, or … Read more

Finishing Methods In Sewing

For simple finishes, the edges of the seam allowances may be stitched and pinked; zigzagged; turned under for 3 mm (Ye inch) and then stitched; blanket-stitched Or overcast. French seam This is a good seam finish for fine fabrics and for items frequently washed, such as blouses, nightwear and pillowcases. The edges are completely enclosed. … Read more

Wood Finishing Techniques

There is a wide variety of ways in which to finish wood — some more difficult than others; the most commonly used methods are covered here. The standard procedure of finishing is to sand, fill, stain (if required), fill Ale grain, restore the colour (these last two stages apply only to wood with open pores) … Read more