"Hand forged metal wrapped around exotic woods, shown off on a simple and yet stately dual pedestal table base. We’ve been thru the ringer bringing this guy back to life… almost 2 years in the making actually!   Top has been stripped down, sanded and finished in our favorite hand applied General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. Finish coat in satin. Base has been stripped, sanded stained in Kona and toned with a black wash poly finish. Metal has been chemically cleaned, steel wooled and aged with a...
Ship sculpture made from walnut finished in General Finishes Arm-R-Seal    
"Svelte in Universal black by Ben Moore. Drawer faces salvaged. Stripped sealed in General Finishes Arm-R-Seal in our own blend of semi-satin. Original textured brass bar hardware polished and pops off those amazing grains." - Restoration Reserve    
"This made in Germany teak wood set just needed the tops sanded back down and restrained. The legs were revived using @howard_products restore a finish. Tops- stained to match legs in General Finishes Gel Stain in American Oak. Topcoat- General Finishes Arm-R-Seal" - Kate’s Reclaimed    
"This family heirloom had definitely seen better days. Broken hinge, broken leg, and broken chain inside. To make matters worse, somewhere along the line it was either cleaned repeatedly with wax products or someone tried to refinish it with wax and you can see how much it dulled out the color of the piece in the before photos. It took a lot of work to remove all the wax and varnish from the piece but once it was completely sanded down, we sealed it in General Finishes Arm-R-Seal in a Satin...
Just want to give a shout out to General Finishes. We don’t believe there’s anything around that would bring out the beauty of this Walnut like General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. Important pieces, from beautiful wood, and hours of craftsmanship, deserve a superior wood stain and topcoat, and not inferior products from a big box store. We were able to provide this top for less than half the price quoted from a local cabinet shop.
Absolutely stunning and intricate custom handmade clock with a custom designed walnut table with maple inlay finished with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Gloss.        
"Check out this antique dresser I just refinished! I wanted to bring out the natural beauty of the wood while giving it a modern twist. I sanded the drawer fronts and the top. Then revived that gorgeous wood grain by using Colonial Maple Gel Stain and Arm-R-Seal in gloss by General Finishes. I updated the sides with some paintable wallpaper by Lowe's Home Improvement and stenciled a fun pattern in white paint on the sides of the drawers. The result is a fresh and stylish look that still...
"Our wonderful friends at UNika Customs, LLC hooked us up with this really cool, old, midcentury modern bench and we just fell in love with its potential! We were able to strip down that worn down finish to the bare walnut wood before refinishing it with Java Gel Stain and High Performance Topcoat by General Finishes. The original leather had too much wear and tear to fix, so we decided to reupholster the cushions in a more modern, boho, white velvet. Unique pieces like this one don’t...
"Tall, sleek bedside tables perfect for small bedrooms while not sacrificing drawer storage space. Spray finished. #GeneralFinishes Enduro Black Poly, Antique Walnut #GelStain, Arm-R-Seal Topcoat" - Paint and Hammer    
"This was another custom order for my client Katya and another piece that was built by her grandpa. I ended up taking the entire piece apart (because as you can see in the before photo, it was already missing a side and the other was the next to go!) Once it was taken all apart, I sanded it completely down, stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed in General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. I added the original feet back on and put it all back together with a new round of wood...
"This was a labor of love! I salvaged three amazing vintage trolley carts and knew immediately I wanted to save the wood yet make it functional. I ended up sacrificing one of the smaller carts to use some of the wood. *Removed an entire side to repurpose as a new top *Built a removable box shelf for extra storage options *Payson cast iron casters date back to early 1900’s and still maneuver beautifully *scrubbed the wood with a wire brush for hours and hours to remove gunk yet keep...
"The tones. The craftsmanship. The SOLIDDDDDDD walnut. Not one veneer here. Buttery smooth. Beautiful aging left in the details. I wish I could photograph these details better, but trust me when I say you just have to run your fingers along these curves.  We repaired what we could without doing cheap bandaids. The rest we just accept as character of a 1925 set of furniture. I’m truly in awe. Hours and hours of slowly stripping back years of furniture polish and grime. A fresh General...
"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    
"I recently restored these staircases and their handrails in a historic building in Newburgh, NY. The handrails are a mix of old existing walnut, and new walnut where the handrails & fittings were missing. On these handrails I used GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain and 2 coats of Arm-R-Seal gloss followed by 1 coat of Arm-R-Seal satin. I really love the deep rich quality of the Gel Stain and the way that the Arm-R-Seal lays down, and how these products can be easily hand applied." 
"Sometimes you just gotta keep it classic! That was definitly the case with this baby! After a good sanding and cleaning (yes I had to Google how to clean marble) I stained this dresser in General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain and sealed in the Arm-R-Seal. Lastly I switched out the big wood knobs for some vintage metal ones I had and it got a whole fresh start!" - Upcycling by Amy    
"Bare vs. topcoat of Arm-R-Seal by General Finishes! Stay tuned for finished product!" - Sugar Creek Furnishings    
"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 beautiful Vintage Dixie had some fantastic textures on the drawers and some fabulous hardware…. Yet you couldn’t even tell because it all just blended together. We stripped the entire body down revealing a blend of natural fruitwoods with some amazing tone variations. Drawers simply understated in General Finishes Queenstown grey and flat High Performance Topcoat. Body stripped and sealed in our favorite hand applied GF Arm-R-seal. Polished brass original hardware is the perfect...
"Perfectly matched pair of MCM or Danish inspired style curly maple chairs with added ottoman. Stripped the chairs fully down, and clear coated that beautiful grain in General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. Because that’s like wood magic right there!" - Restoration Reserve      
"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...
"Have we got a rustic gentleman for you! He’s a home built pine tool bench we took from outside! Sanded down, burnished, sealed and painted. I think we did a little of everything and still managed to keep a TON of his original character! Body in black. Drawer fronts and top burnished and sealed in General Finishes Arm-R-Seal." - Restoration Reserve    
"This clients table went simply from blah to beauty in one week! I got a little obsessed when I found the clarity in this wood grain and ended up staying late one afternoon just to strip the whole thing…. Because I couldn’t wait to see the result! And I definitely wasn’t disappointed. Clarity is my MOST favorite thing when pulling down old finishes and revealing that original wood below again! All she needed was a full thin and strip down, a gentle hand sand so as not to lose that...
"Refinished mid century dresser, sanded to bare wood and simply sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal for gorgeous results. Unique finger edge brass handles were cleaned to a new shine." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0    
Great little walnut top with the greatest character and all the little flaws we love to see!  Top stripped, sanded and refreshed in natural walnut and our hand applied...
"Here she is! This Bassett tallboy wasn’t in “terrible” condition but definitely had a hazy vintage finish and veneer damage throughout the case. I sanded her down to her natural glory, sealed the drawers with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal to let her natural tone and grain shine, and painted the case in Limousine Leather satin enamel. And then of course those drawer interiors needed a little flair." - Rising Phoenix Refinishings    
"John Carpenter mid century dresser. Restored to gorgeous finish featuring beautiful wood handles. Top stained with General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain and sealed with Arm-R-Seal." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0      

General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain and Arm-R-Seal Semi-Gloss


Solid maple with a stunning maple grained top, this piece will last another 50 years Products: Melange Paints Nirvana, Knapsack Khaki, & Board & Boot in Hippie Chick Redesign With Prima Floral Polish Small Decor Transfer, Grandeur Keyhole Decor Mould (Restoration Bronze, Nirvana, Knapsack and Eternal Gold Decor Wax on the moulds with new crystal knobs)

The top is solid maple and the shelves are oak-all wood was sanded down to its original state and sealed with General Finishes protective Arm-R-Seal topcoat. The body was painted using their Milk Paint in Basil.

"I wanted to share some before and afters of a desk I just did for a friend. This belonged to his grandfather, and he inherited it when he passed. Sanded it down completely then used General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain and Arm-R- Seal in satin. It looks like a brand new piece and he's thrilled!" - Modern Vintage Refinishing    
"A little over a week ago this old lady walked in after being in Loft storage for over 40 years! She had years of dust and grime, and a darkened old lacquer that didn’t do her deep grain structure much justice! We carefully stripped and thinned her down, unable to truly sand, but cautious enough to reveal her glorious burl again! Sealed in General Finishes Arm-R-Seal, after some stain filling on the previous damages- we’ve got all that old character and a brand new sealed surface for years...
"I worked on another diamond in the rough last week! This custom job turned out soooo good! Sanded to bare wood, and top coated with Arm-R-Seal from General Finishes" - A Life Refurbished    

Table top was refinished to match the existing apron. Sanded and then stained in Antique Oak by...

"Vintage Mid Century Modern High End Marden Walnut Coffee Table, Long and Lean with solid wood construction. Stripped down revealing some fantastic walnut grain and beautiful multi-tones! Sealed in General Finishes Arm-R-Seal." - Restoration Reserve    
"What a spectacular specimen of Maple! I'm not usually a huge fan of Maple, but the graining character in this piece really changed my heart here! She's stunning. The construction is impeccable. The four Mid Century style peg legs! Look at the way that top is assembled! Stripped down naked and sealed in our absolute ONLY favorite General Finishes Arm-R-Seal for a beautiful glow." - Restoration Reserve    
"Bassett mid century dresser refinished to natural wood and sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. Gorgeous brass handles, feet caps, and lower accent bar make this piece a stunner." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0    
"Talk about HANDSOME!!! This table is a treasured family heirloom of Christina and her family. Originally belonging to her great great grandma! To say the pressure was on was an understatement! We decided to remove all of the veneer on both shelves since it was VERY damaged. Sanded it all down, treated it with a coat of General Finishes Pre-Stain Conditioner since the shelves are made of a different wood than the legs. I needed all the help I could get to get the stain to go on nice and...
"French Provincial pieces by Drexel primed and then painted in Linen by General Finishes. Tops were sanded down and then stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed in Arm R Seal Satin. A classic and clean look that really turned out great!" - Twin Grove Design    
"This custom beauty needed very little work, except refinishing the top and touching up the rest, along with polishing the handles to get that brass shine back. Gorgeous mid century piece. Top sanded and sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0    
"Custom Bassett mid century dresser ready for its new home. Refinished with General Finishes oil based Arm-R-Seal Topcoat on the drawers and Lamp Black Milk Paint on the frame." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0    
"The table top was sanded to raw wood and sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. The base and chairs were painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and sealed with High Performance Topcoat." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0    

"Holy moly was this a big project! Stripping these babies down, getting in all the nooks and crannies, pre-stain treatment, 3 coats of stain and 3 coats of top coat... to reveal the fresh new look for this custom bed frame. Stained in General Finishes Java and Black Gel Stains, top coated in  Arm-R-Seal."

"Talk about elbow grease! Nicole knew her bedroom set had some great bones and it was SOLID wood but she wanted a color update with it. After sanding it down completely to bare wood I used the General Finishes pre-stain conditioner to help it stain more evenly and then stained it in a custom mix of General Finishes Java and Black Gel Stains and finally sealing it in 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal to protect it for years to come!" - Upcycling by Amy    
"Lane Perception nightstand refinished to natural wood and sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. Two toned wood give this mid century piece a unique look." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0  
"This gorgeous Bassett dresser is ready to find a new home! Refinished to natural wood and sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal, this mid century piece has unique legs and handles featuring a two toned wood design." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0    
Absolutely stunning walnut veneer MCM dresser! There's no stain on this beauty! Sanded and topcoated with GF oil based Arm-R-Seal and accented with GF Lamp Black Milk Paint.    
"Well this turned into a looker! Custom dresser that will be used as a coffee bar. Fusion Mineral Paint in Algonquin with General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain and Arm-R-Seal Semi-Gloss on the wood!" - Flipping Fabulous