Java

"So many different General Finishes Gel Stain colors used on this set. From the horse down: Java, Antique Walnut, American Oak. On the left mountain: Brown Mahogany, Prairie Wheat, New Pine. White and Mixol #9 Blue make up the pool and Yellow and Georgian Cherry round out the sun. Please take a moment to check out the incredible job Burly Bags." - PhilsBoards    
"This Dixie dresser war refinished in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint with Java Gel Stain on top. She’s looking pretty again!" - Duke Interiors and Restoration    
"Your staircase is typically one of the first things you see when entering a home. The design of it can set the stage for your home. For this banister we used General Finishes Java Gel Stain and repainted the spindles in a brighter white." - Thrifty Designs LLC       
"The Treehouse Set. A realtor wanted a kid friendly set having to do with houses. So of course I thought of a treehouse with bunnies. General Finishes Java, Prairie Wheat and New Pine were obvious choices. They just compliment each other so well and let the perfect amount of wood grain come to life." - PhilsBoards    
"Lots of sanding got us down to the barebones and I stained in in a combination of General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains. Lastly, we topped it off with some new gorgeous knobs and sealed it!" - Upcycling by Amy    
"After a full sanding and cleaning, treated to a round of pre-stain wood conditioner and stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain on the base and mirror and General Finishes Java Gel Stain on the top for some contrast!" - Upcycling by Amy    
"So excited about this set. Walnut plywood tops with walnut hardwood legs and rails. When your lumber supplier wants a set of boards, you go all out. Stained with General Finishes Java and New Pine Gel Stain." - Chism Fink Custom Woodworking    
"Refinishing this piece was an honor for me. Tragically this family heirloom was damaged in a fire with heavy smoke damage. After some serious cleaning and removing and replacing some pieces I gave her a beautiful update using General Finishes Lamp Black. Some beautiful floral wallpaper was added to coordinate with my clients other decor and the shelves were stripped down and redone with GF Java Gel Stain." - Blu Soul Design  
"The Patriotic Turtle Set. This was probably one of my favorite sets so far. I absolutely love that turtle. General Finishes Gel Stain in Java and Georgian Cherry on Baltic Birch is eye candy." - PhilsBoards    
"Sometimes pieces really put me thru my paces but when they turn out this beautiful, it is worth it! Originally discussed staining the entire piece but after painstakingly removing the top layer of veneer on the top of the dresser that was pretty severely damaged, we realized the wood underneath was not pretty and no matter how much sanding I did, it did not look good stained so we pivoted and decided to paint the frame and stain the drawers. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and stained...
"The Bordered Padres Set. General Finishes Java and Prairie Wheat Gel Stain are a must in any wood workers arsenal and they knocked this one out of the park." - PhilsBoards      
"After LOTS of sanding and several rounds of chemicals we got down to a clean slate. We stained it in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the base and Java Gel Stain for the top. We kept the original knobs on the two drawers in the middle but picked out some new drop handles for the other drawers to really tie it all together!" - Upcycling by Amy    
"Java Gel vs sanded! Thanks General Finishes for a superior product." - Sugar Creek Furnishings    
"Chose General Finishes Tuscan Red because its a beautiful shade of red with its old world charm and deep rustic tones. After two applications I was going to accent with dark wax but opted to use the GF Java Gel as the accent because that’s what I used to stain the top and lower shelf. It worked perfectly giving the turned legs some accent and depth!"     

"After a good sanding, I painted the dresser in...

"After a good sanding, I painted the dresser in General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint. The top was stained in a custom mix of General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains." - Upcycling by Amy    
"I posted these end tables on my page as a piece I was working on and someone asked to customize them and I took them up on it! Painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray and stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains." - Upcycling by Amy  
"The Dodger Championship Trophy. I really like working with browns, no matter which ones you choose they just go well together. This is General Finishes Gel Stain Java, Prairie Wheat, and New Pine." - PhilsBoards    

"I had to remove a few old layers of paint to start with (not an easy/fun task). After hours and hours of removing paint I had to finish it all off with a good sanding the top to the bare wood. After that a good cleaning. Then on to paint and stain. Katie chose java gel for the top. And for the body she wanted white so I used...

"Another twist on the US Flag. This time with my boys last name making up a stripe using General Finishes Java Gel Stain. The rest of the stripes are Georgian Cherry. Love this combo."

"Not every design has to have 20 colors to produce an impact! General Finishes Prairie Wheat (straight from the can) and Java with drops of Mixol black #1 and red #10 to achieve the color scheme." - Boards By Brent

"These ones took a few tries to get all of the details tied in and the design perfect but they were well worth the work! They came out awesome! General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stain, Varathane cherrywood acrylic paint used for orange and blue." - 208 Boards & Bags    
"This non-traditional American flag is on a maple deck with a tournament style inset frame. Colors are hand stained in General Finishes Java and Georgian Cherry Gel Stain. On the frame sides it reads "The United States of America" and "One Nation under God". There is an eagle and stars emblem on the end and "1776" on the leg brace." - Walter Wood Works    
"When you and your family are all about maximizing your summer fun you get a set of boards that has a little bit of lake life and a little rzr action. If you want to see my process on how I stained this set check out my stories highlights . Thank you @cam.carrico for having me create this beautiful set for you guys! mixolusa (9,99,10) General Finishes Gel Stain (ash grey, Java, antique walnut, black) Burly Bags (impeccable mad stitching skillz)" - 208 Boards and Bags
"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...

"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."

"General Finishes Gel Stain Java, Prairie Wheat, and Prairie Wheat mixed with a tad of Georgian Cherry. Probably my top 3 favorite stains."     
"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    
Talk about a transformation! This beautiful oak chest has been a sentimental piece to my clients family for the past several decades. Last refinished in the 70’s it was time for it to be given a new life and I think we nailed it! The top and top three drawers were stained using a custom blend of antique walnut and Java gel stain while the body was painted in...
"Talk about a transformation! This beautiful oak chest has been a sentimental piece to my clients family for the past several decades. Last refinished in the 70’s it was time for it to be given a new life and I think we nailed it! The top and top three drawers were stained using a custom blend of Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stain while the body was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black for one of my favorite color combinations! All new hardware complete this mega transformation!" - Nap Time...
"Refinished in my new favorite green Westminster Green, by General Finishes and General Finishes Pitch Black Glaze added. Top stained in General Finishes Java Gel stain with multiple coats of GF Gel Topcoat for durability." - Keri Traditional Designs    

Making a color palette for all my favorite gel stains from Maple plywood cut outs

GF Gel Stains: Java, Gray, Black, Nutmeg, Georgian Cherry, Prairie Wheat, Candlelite, New Pine, Antique Walnut

 

Video on making this set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWEKxNveSZk

Ram done in General Finishes Java, Antique Walnut, Colonial Maple Gel Stain

 

Video: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1E16BeAVVU/

Every once in awhile I’ll make a set that I can’t help but shake my head at and say I can’t believe I made this. This is one of those sets.  Using 5 different shades of stain and several layers of stencils I was able to create a piece of art with depth.

From darkest to lightest
General Finishes Gel Stains in Java, Antique Walnut, Minwax Aged Oak and General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain mixed with a little Varathane cherrywood.
 

Shout out to General Finishes and mixolusa for having top notch products to helpme achieve great colors and execute designs like this!!

"The River Wedding set. Enjoyed creating this wedding set with a desert river theme. Used General Finishes Java, Antique Walnut, Prairie Wheat, and New Pine Gel Stains for this desert mountain scene. Paint over stain for the letters and cactus." - PhilsBoards    
"Gorgeous, vintage, mahogany chest of drawers. This Duncan Phyfe style piece also boasts a bow front. This piece was updated using General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White, with some light distressing. The top was sanded bare and re-stained with General Finishes Gel Stain in Java, then sealed with their High Performance Topcoat in Flat. The original, Hepplewhite style pulls were left as is."     
"My clients messaged me about this desk that has been in the family for a long time. She wanted to keep it in the family for even longer and to bring it new life with a beautiful new paint and stain. Top in General Finishes Java Gel Stain and body painted with GF Snow White. With this new lease on life it should be in the family for generations to come." - Ray's Refurbishing    

Java and sealed with Arm R Seal satin. Scuffed sanded the veneer top. Stain applied with a foam brush and wiped it back and I did get some lines… so my final coat was a thin amount of the gel with a roller (more of a paint method) and it turned out beautiful. Some areas did pick up slight texture from the roller, but nothing offensive or anything that I would try to fix.

"Another project down, finished and delivered this Dry Bar and Dining table! Finished in a 50/50 mix of Seagull and Empire gray by...

"This set may have been one of the most difficult in how many steps it took to create and how much time I spent on it, but I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. I used General Finishes Gel Stains (Java, Ash Gray, American Oak) along with New Pine that was mixed with Mixol tints. Greens, blue, and violets got me to the perfect colors!" - Greg's Boards and More    
"How cute is this little nugget I redid for a custom order? This is a family piece but had seen better days and had been stored in a basement not feeling the love. After a good sanding, the base was painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Blue Moon and Lamp Black to custom match some wall art the customer had. The top has been stained in a custom mix of General Finishes Java and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. We sealed the whole piece, added new ceramic knobs and new wheels since one of the...
"After a good sanding and cleaning it was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and the top was stained in General Finishes Java Gel Stain. I used my classic #hardwaresoup to clean up the original hardware and top coated the entire piece. " - Upcycling by Amy

I am just in love with this finish piece. The top and top 3 drawers done is Cinnamon Dye Stain and Java Gel Stain

"How cool is this old desk! It was in pretty rough shape when we got it but it cleaned up beautifully! They took the main structure of the desk and added a new bottom, the side shelves, and a new top! Such a great idea and is going to look great in its new space! We refinished this piece in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain. Gorgeous!!" - Duke Interiors and Restoration    

"Another beautiful piece transformed into a gorgeous and elegant black antique cabinet! Lamp Black, Reverent Gray (inside) Java Gel (inside bottom cabinet) Flat water-based top coat - all General Finishes products." - The Picket Fence

"After removing layers of yellow crackle paint we uncovered the beautiful original wood grain! Our client then chose to layer General Finishes Java Gel Stain over Antique Walnut Gel Stain to give this entryway table a show-stopping new look!" - Moses Restorations    
We've been playing around & having fun here! This in-house...
"It literally took me two mornings to remove the damaged veneer on the top. Don’t you love the woodgrain? General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Restore-A-Finish on the top drawer. p.s. I always clean and recondition the drawers with furniture salve or beeswax. Sometimes I line them with beautiful wallpapers. It’s all about details." - Furniture Story      
"Whew... this might have been my longest running project to date .Lori asked me to refresh her secretariat and honestly, from the picture, it didn't look in too bad of shape but if you zoom in you can see all the crackle texture on the finish that all had to be stripped off with chemicals and then sanded down. The outside was stained in a mix of General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed in Arm-R-Seal. The inside was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and...