Monthly Archives: March 2016

How to Fix a Water-Stained Bench

We had a heavy downpour last week, which caused the skylight in our bedroom to leak. The water sat overnight on an oak bench I had built more than twenty years ago and finished with shellac. As you can see, the shellac had little resistance to the water.

In cases like this, the
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Get Creative with Driftwood Art

If like me you enjoy picking up driftwood along a beach or shoreline, then you’ll also enjoy this project. I began by gently cleaning the piece with a brass bristle brush (which is softer than a steel brush), then vacuuming off the dirt and any insects that came along for the ride.
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