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Matching Wood Grain
Discover six surefire tricks for achieving the best look from the boards you select for projects.
Understanding Wood Grain
A craftsman selects a certain type of wood for a project because of a number of reasons. Grain is one. Yet that word has many meanings.
Filling Wood Grain for Perfect Finishing
Want to achieve a finish that not only looks like glass, but feels that way too? Try filling the grain first.
Show off your figure with linseed oil
What boiled linseed oil lacks as a protective finish, it makes up for as an inexpensive way to enhance wood grain.
Carriage-bolt clencher
If you’ve ever had a carriage bolt slip when the square collar tears out the wood grain, here’s a solution.
How do I get grain textures in SketchUp?
I downloaded the wood grain textures for SketchUp from your Web site. Can you tell me how to get those into SketchUp and then onto my project design?
Wood Figure
Learn about selecting and laying out project pieces for the best wood grain and appearance. Find out how to work with figured wood species to maximize their beauty in your woodworking projects.
Make Smoothing Wood Just Plane Simple
Sand less by tackling tricky wood grains with a scraping plane.
Using a Scraping Plane
Sand less by tackling tricky wood grains with a scraping plane.
How to faux-finish like a pro
When we found out about Tim Vander Well’s skill as a decorative artist, we asked him to show us his wood graining technique.
Texturing tools for turning
Texturing tools dress up the plain surfaces of turned pieces. To demonstrate these decorations, we tried out three texturing tools on the box top.Each tool creates a specific pattern on the wood, but the appearance varies, depending on wood grain and density, position and movement of the tool, the contour of the surface, and other factors. Cherry, walnut, maple, and other popular turning woods work well with texturing. Most of these tools perform best on end grain.Experiment; if you create a pattern you don't like, simply turn the surface smooth and try again.
Go with the grain
When it comes to looks, how you cut the blank log is as important as how you turn it at the lathe.
Let Grain Reign
Lessons in choosing and using lumber for top results
Lighten up end grain
When staining wood, making end grain match the faces of a board can be tricky, especially in porous woods such as oak.
Choosing grain for best appearance
WOOD Design Editor Kevin Boyle offers advice on selecting grain patterns for a more attractive finished project.
How do I make stained end grain match the face grain?
After staining an oak tabletop, the end grain on the table’s edge came out noticeably darker than the top. What could I have done differently to make it blend better?
Easy end-grain shooting board
Paring down end grain with a hand plane can be jarring both to your hand and to the tool.