This was my first big project using dovetails and it turned out really well, especially for being built entirely with hand tools.. I found this amazing board of curly birch hiding under boring boards at Home Depot. I wanted to really highlight the grain in this box so I used Arm-R-Seal. This was my first time using it and I was super happy with how well it worked. I put 5 coats on and sanded inbetween coats with 600 grit sandpaper. Taking my time with the finishing gave me glass smooth...
A local hospice organization (Hospice Support of Fauquier County, Virginia) contacted me to design and make a wall display for their office. Their desired theme was the Tree of Life, and the display would be used to recognize volunteers and contributors to their organization. We began a collaboration that led to making a scale model to verify the design, and then the final product pictured here.
The display consists of 3 large panels decorated with hand-cut marquetry to portray the...
"Another finely hand crafted game headed to it's new home for many hours of family fun and entertainment" - Wood Magicians
Loving how GF Arm-R-Seal brings out the natural beauty of the wood!
So incredible - A Good Turn Colorado gave their merchandise table a fresh look with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal oil based topcoat.
Arm-R-Seal topcoats are made with only the highest quality urethane resin. They penetrate the wood deep down and give you that "natural look" finish that is extremely durable and long-lasting. Learn more about Arm-R-Seal topcoats at http://bit.ly/2w6VsN2.
How neat is this custom bottle opener by Nick's Woodshop! Ambrosia curly maple finished with Arm-R-Seal oil based topcoat.
"This antique Chest of Drawers had an awful stain job on it. It has been stripped to raw wood and lightly sanded. I then added General Finishes Arm-R-Seal and dark wax to seal it and bring out the beautiful wood grain. New, updated drawer pulls were added. This piece is in excellent condition. Antiqued Pine has a wonderful ability to fit in with any home decor or style." - The Shabby Shack
"Finally our table is done and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! This gorgeous table was built by Patick Beck of Yorkville, IL.... I asked him to leave the table unfinished for me so that I could put my personal touch on it. I stained the table and bench in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed with their Arm-R-Seal topcoat for super durability." - Nap Time Creations
Loving this table set by Jackie Prosser! This commissioned piece was refinished with Nutmeg Gel Stain, Lamp Black Milk Paint, and sealed with Arm-R-Seal in Satin.
"I love Gel Stain and Arm-r-Seal! I refinished my vintage bankers chair in a custom blend of Java and Candlelite Gel Stain and finished with Arm-r-Seal." Eden Elyse Design Co.
What a beautiful custom piece this is! The American Woodshop applied six coats of Arm-R-Seal oil-based topcoat to achieve this shiny and durable finish.
"I am very pleased to share with you all The Randall Rocker! The chair is made up of solid and bent wood laminations more than 170 pieces in all. For those who don't know, bent laminations are thinly sliced strips of wood. By making them thin they become pliable. They are then placed in a form with glue between layers and left overnight. Once cured the pieces are stronger than the original wood and very sturdy." - Fedor Woods
The Randall Rocker has been finished with General Finishes...
"I can't say enough good things about Arm-R-Seal! My latest farm table with GF Antique White Milk Paint base and chairs, dark stain, and Arm-R-Seal on top! Thank you for making my job easier!" - Lynn Maxwell Garcia of Farmtastic Furniture
"This farmhouse hutch exterior has been refinished in Antique White Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain with Arm-R-Seal. The drawer interiors have also been stained and sealed to match the top. I absolutely love all of General Finishes products!" - Ashley Olson of Eden Elyse Design Co.
What a stunning butterfly bench this is by Mike Schwing of Schwing Woodworking! This is so creative!!
"For the bench, I finished with one coat of Watco danish natural, followed by one coat of shellac," Mike explains. "After lightly sanding with 220 grit, I applied three coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal... Arm-R-Seal is my go-to finish and the one I recommend most for my students as well. Love the stuff!"
"Beautiful piece just finished using all General Finishes products. This unique sideboard, circa late 1800's is a beautiful piece of furniture! Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black, lightly distressed and top coated in a satin finish. The top, doors and drawer were sanded down, leaving some of the imperfections to show the age and character of this piece. It is stained in Brown Mahogany (Gel Stain) and sealed with Arm-R- Seal. This beauty is solid wood, heavy and will last another 100 years!...
"This Jacobean buffet is our first General Finishes Lamp Black piece and we are in love. We can't say enough good things about General Finishes Milk paint line. It goes on so smooth they have so many wonderful colors to choose from. The entire piece including the drawers have been sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. There are some special details including fabric lined drawers and a fun stencil on the side. ." - Joni Wauhop of The Furniture Fairies
"I love the clean, sleek lines on this dresser! The frame has been refinished in GF Lamp Black Milk Paint and HPTC in Satin. The legs and drawer fronts have been stained in Java Gel and Arm-R-Seal." - Ashley Olson of Eden Elyse Design Co.
This desk features a beautiful burled veneer top that has been completely refinished with General Finishes Water Base Dye Stains. It is a custom color mix consisting of Medium Brown Dye Stain with a touch of Dark Brown Dye Stain and sealed with Arm R Seal. The base of the desk was hand painted in a custom off white and then perfectly aged using General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze.
"Stools completed. These pieces were finished using General Finishes Arm-R-Seal in satin. It really makes the grain of both the walnut and the honey locust pop. It was my first time using this product, needless to say I'm a fan." - District 14 Woodworking Company
"My first time around with General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint was a great success! But really, starting with a dresser as darling as this one (which happily required no repairs) set me up for a great start! The dresser top and drawer fronts were stripped and refinished in two different stains to set off the varied veneers and top coated with my favorite wiping varnish, General Finishes Arm-R-Seal." - Trillium Park Designs
Beachum Woodworks sealed this stunning live edge floating hall table in a few coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal! Be sure to check out other custom furniture they have created at http://bit.ly/2mofPQq.
See more custom furniture people have completed with GF products at the Design Center at http://bit.ly/2bQnxiw!
Check out this delightful end table by Vintage & Varnish. She painted the frame in GF Lamp Black Milk Paint, then sealed the entire piece with Arm-R-Seal oil-based topcoat.
"Today I bring you the most gorgeous buffet. Farmhouse meets chic with a lot of love! Crystal jewelry and gold leafed hardware!!
I cant get enough of this baby!!"
-Heavenly Chic Refinishing
Top: Brown Mahogany Gel Stain & Arm-R-Seal Topcoat
Legs: Medium Brown Dye Stain & Enduro-Var Topcoat
Body: Farmhouse Milk Paint (not a GF product)
"This was painted with a custom mix of Emerald, Klein Blue and Seagull Gray, then glazed with Pitch Black. The top was stained with General Finishes Black Gel Stain and sealed with Arm-R-Seal. The body was finished with High Performance Top Coat in Semi-Gloss." - J&P Designs
Check out more custom color mixes in the General Finishes Design Center at http://designs.generalfinishes.com/
"Here is my latest creation! My kitchen island! Used GF products...Patina Green Milk Paint & Arm R Seal top coat!
This paint covered my dark oak cabinets in only 2 coats & was super easy to apply!" - Americana's Treasures
Learn more about which topcoat to use on your project in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=torOAQy91q4&t=104s
Lumbertown Woodworks shares this neat custom-made walnut slab table! Sealed with Arm-R-Seal oil-based topcoat.
"I finished up this beauty! It's headed home today and is ready to be a kitchen island. The top was restained in General Finishes Espresso water-based Wood Stain and sealed with Arm-R-Seal. Case painted in Seagull Gray Milk Paint." - Roots & Wings Furniture
How gorgeous is this table by Handy Dandy Mandi?!
Mandi says, "Using a mix of Java and Black Gel Stain by General Finishes (of course!) 2 coats, then sanded back down lightly with a 320 grit, to let the grains pop. I used about 10 thin coats of Arm-R-Seal in Satin. I am super proud of the way it turned out, and the easy use of the products. "
"This used to be a tree stump...Might have been destined for a wood chipper or used as firewood. Now it is a hand-carved dining chair. About 30 hours was spent creating this chair and finished with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal oil-based topcoat. I love this product and use it on almost every project I do." - Dallas Gara of Garawood
Dallas entered this into the Wood Working category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest
These Demilune chests are made of African mahogany with satinwood inlay. Demilune is a word of French origin meaning ‘half-moon’.
"Each chest has three dovetailed drawers. The brass drawer pulls are from White Chapel Hardware. The tabletop, curved panels, and drawer fronts, feature grain-matched crotch mahogany. The crotch grain pattern occurs within a tree trunk where the trunk splits in two. The sequential veneers used for these chests are carefully aligned for a beautiful...
"42" diameter honey Mesquite local grown reclaimed live edge 2" thick end grain slab finished in 4 coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Gloss with 10" tall angled lucite acrylic legs." - Ryan of LumberLust Designs
Ryan entered this awesome piece into the Woodworking category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest.
"A coffee table made from a live-edge piece of spalted, curly maple and 3/8 inch metal rebar." - Sean Fouse of SF Woodworking
General Finishes Seal-A-Cell sealer (clear) and General Finishes Arm-R-Seal oil and urethane topcoat (Satin) were used for this project.
Sean entered this piece into the Wooddworking category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest
"This coffee table is made out of solid pine lumber with mosaic tile inlaid on the surface." - Sean Fouse of SF Woodworking
General Finishes Seal-A-Cell sealer (clear)
General Finishes Arms-R-Seal oil and urethane topcoat (satin)
This piece was entered into the Woodworking category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest
"This is a Walnut Rocking chair with curly maple accents. I spent over 100 hours building this rocker and finished it off with an oil mix containing General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. This oil makes the wood grain pop-out beautifully and provides a smooth durable finish. I love this oil!!" - Dallas Gara
Dallas entered this into the Wood Working category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest and won 2nd place!
"Natural edge ash bowl, approximately 10" by 5" tall. Sealed in Arm R Seal." - Robert Love
Robert entered this charming piece into the Wood Turning category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest
2016 Design Challenge Entry - Professionals Upcycled Furniture
"Secretary desk painted in General Finishes Black Pepper, Rembrandt Red & Chalk White Chalk Style Paint. Sealed with Flat out Flat & Arm-R-Seal in High gloss. I used antique pocket watch faces as backplates."
"Antique theater chairs I purchased from a church in Denver. I purchased a few sets and slowly refinishing and painting them. I embraced the imperfections! Here's a set of 3 I did today. General Finishes Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint & Arm-R-Seal oil-based topcoat. The seats & backs were sanded. 50/50 pre-stain & Polyvine Walnut Stain & Seal. Dead flat wax finish was used to seal the seats & backs." - Stephanie of Rehab to Fab
"The Ash live-edge slab bench/coffee table is complete! Thanks again to @mattcremona for the inspiration. Finished with 3 coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. Fun project to work on and I'll probably have to do it again soon!" Lumberjack Luke
A big congrats to Scott Brooks on his Best In Show award at the Michigan State Fair for his hope chest finished in GF Arm-R-Seal.
Scott says, "Thanks again for making my projects stand out from the crowd!"
Sophisticated bookcase refinished in GF Lamp Black Milk Paint on the body and Antique Walnut Gel Stain on top, all sealed with Arm-R-Seal Topcoat by Rehab to Fab.
Check out this table by RISE Woodworks! This rustic piece was custom-designed with brass inlays and then finished with Arm R Seal.
See more of RISE Woodwork's project at their Etsy page at https://www.etsy.com/shop/RISEwoodworks.
These handmade Cherry and Red Oak coasters by Chroma Woodwork have got us wishing summer wasn't almost over! They've been sealed with GF oil based topcoat Arm-R-Seal in gloss.
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"Maleficent is finished! This china cabinet was a crazy amount of work but so worth it for the end result. It is a stunning, whimsical piece. I am in love!" - Pretty Used Things
They refinished this piece in Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and Arm-R-Seal oil-based topcoat.
This fabulous Antique Jacobean dining set was refinished by Rehab to Fab. The table top is a mix of General Finishes Light Oak & Spiced Walnut Oil Based Stain was used to achieve the color & 5 coats of GF's Arm-r-Seal.
Scott Brooks is at it again! This time, Scott decided to custom-build a display for his grandmother's teakettles!
He explains, "I needed a way to display my beloved grandmothers tea kettle in a more dignified manner than on my stove or a shelf. I saw a version of this in a magazine a year or so ago and made my own variation with a lower shelf to stabilize the fragile tapered legs and also to reclaim that space…
The finish is in several coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal (...
JW Woodworks shares how durable Arm-R-Seal oil-based topcoat is with this unique table.
They explain, "A year has passed since I delivered this solid walnut slab dining table. It is used everyday by a family 4 (and holiday parties). Other than some minor surface scratches, it looks just as good as it did a year ago!"
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Anastasia Vintage blew us away with this gorgeous kneehole desk makeover! Snow White Milk Paint was used for the base. After a few more details, she coated the top with Arm-R-Seal and the rest of the desk in High Performance Topcoat Satin.
They explain, "For this piece, I used Snow White Milk Paint. Once the base layer of paint was done, I gave the drawers a lace overlay treatment, per my friend's request. Just a simple lace valance from the thrift store, some silver spray paint, and...
Stephanie of Rehab to Fab says:
"This sophisticated grain sack table set was married together with General Finishes products. The antique table was sanded down, wood conditioner was used and a mix of Antique Walnut & Java gel stain was used. Top was sealed with 7 coats of satin Arm-R-Seal for heavy duty durability. The base is 1/4 sawn oak but need some repair. So General Finishes Lamp black milk paint came to...