Online Class

Flawless Finishing

Free!

Learn essential finishing techniques that bring out the texture and character of your wood in this FREE mini-class.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 5 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Q&A in our virtual classroom with fellow crafters and makers
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Never fear wood finishing again! Learn accessible techniques and troubleshooting tips from furniture maker and instructor Robert Spiece in this free mini-class. Find out how to pick the right finish based on the woodgrain and desired outcome for your piece. Then, experiment with a variety of finishes to make the grain pop as you master wipe-on, brush-on and rottenstone hand-rub techniques. Robert will demonstrate how to prepare your wood for a smooth finish and share application methods for flawless results. You'll even learn how to easily and efficiently work with curved and offset pieces. Plus, get important safety tips to protect you and your shop!

Lesson Breakdown

1. How To Use Your Free Mini-Class
00:51
Learn how to use your FREE mini-class!
2. Material Selection & Surface Preparation
21:56
3. Wipe-On Finishes
25:03
4. Brush-On Finishes
26:19
5. Hand-Rubbed Finishes
20:38

Taught by

Robert Spiece
Robert Spiece
Robert Spiece is a furniture maker and instructor at the JD Lohr School of Woodworking, where he began his career as an apprentice. Today, he creates custom pieces for clients across the United States, teaches a practical approach for students working out of their home shops and publishes instructional articles in a variety of woodworking magazines.
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