Nice pine finishes – FineWoodworking

Pine’s notoriously splotchy due to its uneven density, however that doesn’t imply it’s unusable. From refined coloring to full-on portray, there are quite a few routes for fulfillment.


Apply a touch of colorant and shellac

Apply a contact of colorant and a layer of darkish shellac. One in all Klein’s most well-liked strategies for working round pine’s blotchiness is to go mild on the colorant (high) and use a darker shellac (backside) as both the bottom layer or the ultimate end.

colored pine

Tip: Go darker, not deeper. It’s also possible to efficiently colour pine with diluted dyes or gel stains that don’t penetrate as deep, thereby avoiding highlighting the pine’s blotch-prone uneven density.


painted pine toy chest

Painted pine’s a conventional choice… Pursuing practical pleasure, Jim McConnell’s chest balances the practicality of pine with the playfulness of painted patterns.

coffee table with painted legs

… that’s nonetheless evergreen right now. Though his design is extra modern, Barry NM Dima knew from the outset he was going to make use of milk paint on the bottom on this espresso desk as a counterpoint to the thick, pure Japanese white pine high.

pine tool chest with grain painting

Get the grain and paint with grain portray. Klein’s device chest is Japanese white pine, however you wouldn’t realize it at first look. He experimented with grain portray on the skin, utilizing colours and patterns that mimic mahogany. He even painted the banding. This conventional approach let him mix the working advantages of pine with the look of a dearer wooden.

From Nice Woodworking #297

working with white pine

For the Love of Pine

The wooden that makes you are feeling superhuman

Pine(ing) for perfection

Save the walnut and cherry for blanket chests and different positive furnishings initiatives that can find yourself in the home; don’t waste them on a store undertaking.

Give pine an opportunity

Pine is often paired with phrases like low cost, crummy, and a complete host of phrases not utilized in well mannered firm, however Vic Tesolin doesn’t perceive why.

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