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Learn Wood Finishing

Before you show your woodworking creations to the world, you’ll want to give them a proper finish for the most beautiful and durable results. Since there are so many types of wood and varieties of finishing products, this step can sometimes be confusing. Take a look at the videos below to sort out which finishing products and techniques will best suit your next project.



How To Apply Clear Finish To Closed Grain Hardwood
How To Apply Oil Stain To Open Grain Hardwood
How To Apply Gel Stain On Closed Grained Wood
How To Apply A Natural Finish To Softwoods
How To Apply Stain for Highly Figured Hardwood
How To Apply A Painted Finish To Wood
How To Finish Walnut with Dye Stain
How To Create a Smooth Wood Finish with Grain Filler
How To Prep Wood for Water Based Finishes
How to Use Paint as a Wood Stain
Should You Use Dye Or Pigment Stain?
How To Color Wood with Toner & Glaze Finishes


Finishing Articles






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If you’re ready to learn more about woodworking techniques to help you get started building your own projects, Rockler classes can be an exciting step in the right direction. These in-store sessions have something to offer woodworkers of all skill and experience levels.




Woodworking Classes

Rockler woodworking classes combine lecture with a hands-on experience. In these classes, you’ll learn the fundamentals of specific woodworking skill.

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Make & Takes

In these DIY classes we'll tech you the skills, and you'll leave with a finished project you can proudly show off. No experience is necessary.

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