Arm-R-Seal

This project is a combination of a tile top table and a portable coaster.  The tile was custom made at a local pottery shop.  The table was inspired by the splay-legged table by Garrett Hack.  The top and aprons are natural cherry. The legs are stained cherry.  General Finishes products were used to complete the project.  The wood conditioner and stain were straightforward and easy to use.  For the topcoat I found applying the finish with a foam brush and wiping the excess off with a cloth...

"Awesome mid-century dresser refinished with General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint, Flat Out Flat Topcoat, Java Gel Stain and Arm-R-Seal Topcoat." - Virginia Vintage Interiors

A local Sawyer saved this sequoia tree from being disposed of in a chipper. I bought a set of book matched slabs and made a big dining table or conference table out of them. I stored the slabs for a while until they were dry enough to work with.

Using a circular saw, I made sure the joint in the middle was straight and met up nicely. I used a Festool Domino to align the two halves and glued them together. There was quite a bit of work to do with a router flattening jig on both...

This coffee table is made of Modesto Ash, that was destined to become firewood. I grew up with this Ash tree, it watched me and my brothers grow up. Unfortunately the tree was diseased and had to be taken down. I talked to the arborist and made a deal with them to leave me the trunk as a whole piece. They dropped it, my dad and I spent the next few days clearing up all of the brush and cut the limbs into manageable pieces of firewood. The next day I spent a few hours using an alaskan...

Beautiful Empire dresser with delicate veneer, so a careful refresh was in order.  A light sanding and some Antique Walnut gel stain along with Arm R Seal to protect and its true beauty was brought back to the surface.  

The top is stained with General Finishes Danish Teak after using GF Wood Conditioner, & sealed with GF Arm-R-Seal.

"My client's table set has been given a new life! While the set she inherited has great bones, the pale green factory finish wasn't doing much in her beautiful kitchen. General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint was just what was needed. Finished with Arm-R-Seal in Satin." - GarageMama Vintage

"Every year for my birthday I try to do something for my mother. It is usually something I make. This is the one for my 31st birthday. She “hinted” she had to have a new coffee table she could rest her legs on and something that is slightly lower than her current one. She actually requested knots aka something with character. 100% solid walnut 21”x46” coffee table with stainless steel hairpin legs. Love how the semi-gloss Arm-R-Seal from General Finishes turned out." - Shane Wyke  

We created this wild eye popping bench using a 6" thick highly figured live edge big leaf Maple slab that we've ebonized and paired with custom i-beam chevron legs.  The slab top has been finished using Seal A Cell and Arm R Seal.  The i-beam legs were created using reclaimed salvaged steel and finished in an iridescent gold powdercoat. 

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

Products Used: 
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/   #generalfinishes #...
"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

What a custom beauty this coffee table is by Chris Sowa of Lumbertown Woodworks! The live edge slab of Walnut was coated in Arm-R-Seal topcoat.   See more custom pieces such as live-edge pieces by going to the Design Center at http://designs.generalfinishes.com/color-category/custom-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

Products used:

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.