Custom Furniture

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Paint: General Finishes Enduro Pro Series flat purchased at United Finishes Paint color: Sherwin-Williams Smoky Blue Doors: NuDoors    
"Can you believe it’s not antique?!? I was scrolling through Pinterest the other day looking for some new furniture designs to build and found this one! I think I literally went to Menards the next day to get all of the wood and supplies to build it! lol The octagon panels were my favorite part about this piece but I couldn’t imagine cutting out all those angles so I asked another local business to cut them out and they are perfect!!! We stained in a mix of General Finishes Provincial and...
"I enjoy making mid-century furniture when it can showcase spectacular wood. Here’s a curly cherry and black walnut mid-century floating-top bar cabinet. It has interior brass rod keeper rails and SOSS Door Hardware invisible hinges. Spectacular curly cherry is from Irion Lumber Company. Finished with General Finishes Hard Wax Oil. Design was adapted from an original Bayard Pickens piece. This one’s for sale, including the glassware. It’s destined for the Fine Furnishings Shows on the first...

Mission accomplished. Stickley inspired desk in quartersawn white oak with black walnut string inlay in the drawer fronts and windowpane cross-banded walnut inlay in the desk top. Finished with General...

"Bacalar Cocktail Tables. We went full primitive on the design with these. Fun arched base and full scalloped details to be found all around. Solid mahogany w/ General Finishes RTM strong black and finished with High Performance flat." - Growler Domestics of Austin, TX        

Live edge walnut slabs paired with white resin.

Finished with Conversion Varnish

Die cast car table created by Robert Russell Designs! Finished with General Finishes Enduro 2K Clear Poly.    

"The ash dining table top is in its final home. I really like how the black steel base complements the natural ash look. And the breadboard ends really make it a true dining table. The ash came from...

"I have been looking for bookcases FOREVER! I just can’t find anything that’s not junk, too big, too expensive.. the list goes on (I can be picky but I want the best!) SO I decided to build one!! I am so happy with the way this came out! Painted in Basil by General Finishes." - Rustic Owl Furnishings, L.L.C      
"My favorite table build to date. Solid walnut top built from a tree by Lake Mills. Paduk bowties that really bring attention to the natural figure in the walnuts crotch section. Solid oak trestle base, with through mortise and tennon and dowel construction. Wedges built from Paduk. Solid joinery for a table that should outlast me. Finished with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal." - Crosscut Fabrication LLC of Klemme, IA    
Gorgeous custom made walnut top table and parawood base by GF employee Adam. Finished with General Finishes Candlelight Liquid Oil Stain and NEW 2K Enduro Clear Poly in satin.   General Finishes NEW Enduro 2K Poly is the most durable product we've ever created! Available in white and clear and tintable to any major paint deck color! Get all product info on the GF website here:...
"Made out of solid 1.5" hard Maple. It has a custom stain match on it and top coated with General Finishes Enduro 2K Clear Poly which has high chemical and water resistance." - 947 Creations and Crafts    
"Built from solid maple and maple plywood and stained with General Finishes Provincial Water Based Stain and clear coated with General Finishes Enduro 1K Clear Poly."     
"What to do with an empty nook? Add built-ins! The customer provided this unfinished oak cabinets and we did the shelving. Stained General Finishes Onyx Water Based Stain and the countertop piece was left natural. A great mix of materials and colors makes this a one of kind piece!" - Reclaimed Michigan of Waterford Township, MI     

Dining table project with Siberian elm. 80” x 48”. Stained with General Finishes Java Gel Stain, and top coated with satin Conversion Varnish.

"Cheers to comfortably seating 5 or 14 around this table and church pew for Christmas.⁣ ⁣ Build details: ⁣ Top—solid reclaimed 8/4 ash, recessed center on the bottom for weight management, dominoes used for alignment, steel c-channel installed for generational panel flatness, custom engraved with Ephesians 3:17-19, stained with 2 coats of General Finishes Tobacco Water Based Stain and sealed with Total Boat Halcyon Satin⁣ ⁣ Church Pew and Base—solid pine, SW Natural choice,...
"Halo" Fluted Pedestal Dining Table handcrafted by Casa Dega Design in San Diego, CA.   "The Halo pedestal dining table features a solid White Oak circular top, with a fluted pedestal base. Several coats of General Finishes water-based Conversion Varnish finish are sprayed to add a layer of extra protection."    
"The top was done out of 2" thick reclaimed pine with the natural grain and colors. The base was done with circle sawn pine 6x6 beams stained with a dark walnut. We sealed the top using General Finishes High Performance Water Based Topcoat" - Reclaimed Michigan    
Custom Flip Top Chest Constructed with solid oak antique tongue and groove beadboard salvaged from the walls of a farmhouse in Princeton Illinois. A ground up custom build with all solid wood construction. Amazing custom inlaid wood top, bottom trim with beaded wood detail (piece is fully finished on all four sides) and vintage inspired solid brass caster wheels. Layered in...
"Top: Curly maple, wenge, jatoba, and sapele. Extra wide for hosting, ends rounded for a touch extra space. Base: All hickory. Mortise and tenon/ half lap jointed. Legs are curved, leaned inward, and joined at an angle. Finished with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Satin." - Link Woodcraft    
"I had the pleasure of building a set of viking thrones for some fantastic people. This was a large undertaking but I couldn't be more pleased with how they turned out. Hand made from solid White Oak and Padauk. A lot of hand carving and top notch joinery. Featuring halflap dovetails and mortise and tennon construction. Finished with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal." - Crosscut Fabrication LLC    
"Last year we had to cut down this MASSIVE dead white oak in the back of our property. Loved it, but the girls play house was back near it and it was always looming out back while they played. So after it was taken down I cut a round out of one of the larger pieces and recently shaped it and finished it in General Finishes Arm-R-Seal in Gloss and Satin. I filled the cracks, insect lines and voids with TotalBoat epoxy dyed black. I attempted to count all the rings and this tree was over 140...
"This slab of black walnut arrived with a little different shape and was very rough texturally. My client wanted a natural finish that would highlight the beautiful black walnut grain. General Finishes Enduro-Var for the win. This product sprayed beautifully and feels luxurious to the touch." - Paint and Hammer      
"This gorgeous custom dining table is headed to its forever home. Top: Reclaimed Million Mile Oak finished with Onyx Water Base Stain from General Finishes. Base: Metal X frame base w/ beam." - Lake County Barnwood    

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"This was a totally custom 10 foot long entertainment cabinet that we made! All solid maple hardwood finished with a General Finishes Light Brown Dye Stain and Enduro-Var topcoat featuring all soft close drawers/cabinets and tons of storage!" - Rustic Valley Woodworking    
"I found an old 90s entertainment cabine at a local thrift store. It was ALL beautiful hardwood cherry, not a piece of plywood on it besides backer boards and drawer bottoms. Only problem is, nobody needs giant entertainment centers for tube tvs anymore!! So I decided to buy it, break it down and build furniture....out of furniture. I've been on a MCM kick lately and I decided on building this cherry and maple mid-century modern inspired sideboard with a black walnut pull on the custom maple...
"4’ round curly maple dining table. Spider base legs. Finished in High Performance satin water based topcoat by General Finishes." - A Squared Furnishings    

This gorgeous Douglas Fir Table was handcrafted by Hank Stahl. He used 2 coats of GF Seal-A-Cell to highlight the beautiful grain followed by 2 coats of GF Conversion Varnish for ultimate durability.

5’ round white oak dining table stained with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain and finished with Arm-R-Seal satin.

"Closet/wardrobe in maple stained with General Finishes water based Pecan. A couple goals of this was to try to match the existing bamboo hamper color and to make sure the hamper would fit inside. I made it in sections to maximize inside dimensions vs tilting one tall cabinet which would have cost about 3” in usable height." - Flannel & Sawdust      
This table is just an instant classic, am I right??? We were approached by a larger business to create a farmhouse style with a traditional twist sofa table. We custom built this table from the ground up just for them! We used General Finishes pre-stain wood conditioner and followed with the General Finishes Antique Walnut gel stain and sealed with their Arm-R-Seal in a satin finish.
"Another custom request out the door. Lynn wanted a Walnut log slice end table for her daughter so we made it happen! After removing all the bark we sanded it, epoxied the cracks in the wood and sealed it in General Finishes Arm-R-Seal in Semi Gloss. The customer got to pick the legs and the specific height she wanted and that's it!!" - Upcycling by Amy    
"Slowly but surely I’ve been working on finishing my basement this year, which includes all sorts of custom work including my new bar! This has been one of my favorite projects of all time and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how it turned out. It’s a solid walnut and cherry top, walnut railing and reclaimed oak around the sides. Finished it with General Finishes Conversion Varnish."    

"Walnut build. This is probably my favorite table due to the incredible grain. This table will see many years of family gatherings, and has plenty of room in its 9 foot length to seat extended family." - Mack Wood Worx

"We made and installed these gorgeous wardrobes from rift sawn white oak. Brass hardware is from Restoration Hardware. Finish is General Finishes Enduro Clear Poly satin." - Alwood Workshop & Studio

The rowing machine was finished using General Finishes Dye Stain and High Performance Topcoat. All finishes were applied to premium Baltic plywood. The rower has two main finsihed parts; the outer frame and the inner frame. The first step was to raise the grain with a water spritz then sand with 220-320-grit sandpaper to know down the "hairs". A Custom formula of Cabernet and Amber Dye Stain was mixed to achieve the rich, reddish color for the outer frame. General Finishes Enduro Extender...

"The White Oak used to make this dining set traveled half-way across the country from a custom sawmill in New York, owned and operated by Margaret Liebert’s father. The tree grew on their family farm and was milled by her father and her brother. She brought the wood back to IL and began searching for someone to turn it into a dining set. We are so honored that you chose us to make this special piece for you that can be passed down through the family for years to come. How wonderful it will be...

Made this walnut coffee table and finished it with Seal A Cell and Arm R Seal.

"Wrapped up a large built in bookshelf yesterday for a customer in Pittsburgh. All custom made using a combination of birch plywood, MDF and solid poplar. Spray finished with General Finishes White Poly tinted to match customer’s existing trim. Had a lot of fun on this one matching a small bead detail on the crown molding that was everywhere else throughout the customer’s home. The base cabinets were also designed so that the existing tall base molding wouldn’t need to be cut out. A similar...

"Elm & Black epoxy conference table. Dimensions 110"x43”x30”. Epoxy is ‘deep pour’ from Superclear Epoxy, liquid black pigment is also from Super Clear. Finished with Conversion Varnish from General Finishes." - kiwiwoodshop

"The Lily Chair" Black Walnut Finished in General Finishes Outdoor Oil

First coat of satin ARS on walnut cabinet top. Nothing compares to the look of walnut hardwood. Arm-R-Seal, visibly drives home the point. 

"This chevron pattern came out fire. Matching dining table, bench and coffee table. Stain: Antique Walnut Gel Stain by General Finishes." - Hermanos Woodworks    
"Coffee table and end table done! Single piece of 30"x60"x2" piece of solid maple. Took some work to undo 35 years of age. I was also able to turn an offcut into a cutting board as a momento for the woman that donated the table. Some specs: - steel hairpin legs 16"H (coffee) and 20"H (end table), rated at 300lbs - General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Stain & HPTC (spray application) - Walrus Oil Cutting Board oil" - Goose Woodworking    
"I was able to get a simple but nice looking coffee table knocked out today! Solid oak top finished with General Finishes Graystone Water Based Stain and Enduro Clear Poly. Looks pretty sharp against the black metal hairpin legs!" - Rustic Valley Woodworking    

The Drifting Buoy was a great success. What an interesting concept, converting a horse trailer into a mobile bar.


"Antique Walnut Gel Stain, High Performance Topcoat, and I used your Design Center to concoct a custom Milk Paint cocktail for the 2d wooden backsplash. We love your stuff."


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"Finished up this live edge, locally sourced Black Walnut coffee table today. Tapered brass legs, maple and purple heart bow tie keys. Finished with several layers of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal." - Kamarka Makerworks    

Delivered these beautiful chairs this morning. I can’t get over the richness of the wood with stain from General Finishes. 

"When your daughter needs a "big girl bed" and can't find one she likes from a store, you make one she does like! It was a perfect teachable moment for her to get involved in woodworking, and she helped every step of the way. She even helped mix her own custom General Finishes Milk Paint color (Snow White + Coral Crush) to create the exact shade of pink she wanted." - OakTree Supply