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General Finishes Enduro-Var Water-Based Urethane Clear Topcoat Finish

By | March 18th, 2015|Reviews, Woodworking|

When making the farmhouse dining room table, one of the most important decisions was choosing the right clear topcoat for the finish. When choosing a clear coat, you must weigh several factors: durability, dry time, hue, odor, and how it's going to look overall. Oil-based finishes were the standard for many years until recently. Water-based [...]

Farmhouse Dining Room Table

By | March 12th, 2015|Dining Room, Furniture, Woodworking|

This is the story of how we created a farmhouse table for our dining room in the style of Restoration Hardware.  It's a table that goes for anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000 in a retail store; yet we made it for a mere fraction of that cost, in our garage. It all started while looking [...]