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with Robert Spiece
Online Class

Flawless Finishing

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Never fear wood finishing again! Learn accessible techniques and troubleshooting tips from furniture maker and instructor Robert Spiece in this free mini-class. Find out how to pick the right finish based on the woodgrain and desired outcome for your piece. Then, experiment with a variety of finishes to make the grain pop as you master wipe-on, brush-on and rottenstone hand-rub techniques. Robert will demonstrate how to prepare your wood for a smooth finish and share application methods for flawless results. You'll even learn how to easily and efficiently work with curved and offset pieces. Plus, get important safety tips to protect you and your shop!


  • intermediate
  • 5 episodes
  • 1h35m

Included in this Class

1. How To Use Your Free Mini-Class

1. How To Use Your Free Mini-Class

Learn how to use your FREE mini-class!

2. Material Selection & Surface Preparation

2. Material Selection & Surface Preparation

Meet your instructor, expert furniture maker Robert Spiece, as you learn about various lumber options and gain tips on how to choose the best wood for your project. You'll also learn how to gauge what the finished look and color will be, prepare your wood for finishing and sand your material utilizing Robert's professional tips.

3. Wipe-On Finishes

3. Wipe-On Finishes

Learn about the benefits of wipe-on finishes as Robert demonstrates what types are available, and how to apply each type. You'll work with curved and offset pieces with ease as you learn how to apply finishes evenly and efficiently. Robert shares important safety tips that will protect you and your shop before demonstrating how to sand your work and apply multiple coats with an expert eye.