New Pine

Java, Prairie Wheat, and New Pine were used to make this design pop.

"This was a very special cornhole set I made recently for my wife's annual family gathering/fund raiser. Proceeds went to a very worthy cause North Country Horsemen Trails to Treatments . This was all done by hand on baltic birch with General Finishes Gel Stain in Georgian Cherry, Candlelite, Prairie Wheat and New Pine. If you look real close you will see the ghosted image of pinochle cards in the middle of the board. On the frames are the names of family members we have lost to cancer, and...
Antique sewing table brought back to life with General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain and GF Arm-R-Seal satin Topcoat.    
The Twin Palms Set Nothing but good times await these boards, shipping to TX tomorrow....
"The Green Bay Packer Lambeau Set.  General Finishes Gel Stain in White and Prairie Wheat mixed with Mixol Green and Yellow. Burly Bags tuned these bags around literally overnight. If you need bags, this is your guy." - PhilsBoards    
 General Finishes Gel Stains in Black and New Pine with Mixol blue.    
General Finishes Gel Stain in Black, Java, Gray, Georgian Cherry, Nutmeg, Prairie Wheat, and New Pine.  
"Getting to deliver these special surprise boards will probably always be a highlight for me. Emily and John have created such a unique and fun space over at Cedar Draw Cider . Great ciders! Great vibe! Incredible detail and thought put into each one of their ciders! If you haven’t made the trip over to Buhl, ID yet, you’re missing out! General Finishes Black & New Pine Gel Stain, Mixol variety of greens and violet mixed with New Pine and cherry wood USCutter oramask 813 and Greenstar...
"Mid Century Modern Drop Leaf Dining Table & Chairs. The wood grain is an absolute stunning feature and the star of this piece. General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain." - It’s About Flippin Time   C
"3/4 Baltic Birch tops and frames. General Finishes Gel Stain in Black, Java, and New Pine. Varathane Worn Navy stain. Friction blocks for easy carrying and storage." - standard_woodworks    
"I am so excited to wrap up this project and make this post. The owner of Canyon Hills Plumbing reached out with a new logo and asked for a set of full sized boards. We discussed mini boards and decided to make a set and the mini basketball hoop too. If you live in Riverside County, CA or the surrounding areas you’ve certainly seen their shiny clean trucks.   General Finishes General Finishes Gel Stain Black and New Pine make CHP’s new logo pop." - PhilsBoards

The IBEW Helicopter Set

Apparently transporting and installing utility poles via helicopter in the Monterey Bay Peninsula is a thing. 

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"The Padres \ Red Sox Set. This house divided set is a favorite for sure. Padres board is made up of General Finishes Java, Prairie Wheat, and New Pine Gel Stain. Red Sox is General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain with Mixol Blue, Ocean Blue, Black, and Red. The B is Old Masters Crimson Fire" - PhilsBoards    
"Came up with this one of a kind design using the pictures my client sent me for her to gift to her folks for Christmas. So happy with how all these colors came together. General Finishes Black, White and New Pine Gel Stains mixed with Mixol tints for the purple, green and grey shades." - 208 Boards & Bags    
"The Renowned Plumbing Set. Been saving this wood grain for just the right set. I hope you all over at Renowned Plumbing & Rooter get a ton of use from these boards. It took Mixol blue, ocean blue, red, and black to get these regal blue using General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain as the base. Burly Bags with the assist and lucky to get them before Christmas." - PhilsBoards of Murrieta, CA    
"There’s something magical about being in the Sawtooths. The Thornock’s are fortunate to wake up to this beautiful view every single day. So when asked if I could incorporate thier favorite view into the design, this is what I came up with. General Finishes Brown Mahogany, Ash Gray and New Pine Gel Stains and Mixol for the green. Burly Bags always doing his thing with custom bags to match." - 208 Boards & Bags    
"A Tale of Two Cities. The Texas board represents the City of El Paso with the iconic hilltop star surrounded by black wiped acrylic and General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain to give it some 3D appeal. The skyline features the modest height of El Paso’s city center. The Texas logo is done in the colors of the state flag. It is also wiped acrylic. The California board features a blend of turquoise blues and aquamarine. Ghosted in the background is a hazy skyline with seagulls and palm trees....
"Congratulations to Horizon Home Health & Hospice on the grand opening of their newest office. General Finishes Ash Gray and New Pine Gel Stain with Mixol for the purple and blue stain mixes." - 208 Boards & Bags    
"After sitting around, stripped and sanded of that awful thick red finish for so long, I just couldn’t get past how much I loved the raw look this one had! So, I mixed some General Finishes New Pine and White Gel Stain, and here she is" - A Pinch of Rue Designs    
The Legend Set Can I get a proper...
"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    
another wedding set to celebrate the newlyweds and represent their alma maters! Cheers to Mr. & Mrs. Powell. General Finishes American oak, black, new pine, ash gray and brown mahogany gel stains paired with mixol tints.
"General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain tinted with Mixol for the colors. General Finishes Exterior 450 water based poly for the topcoat, sprayed through my trusty Wagner Painting Control 250 sprayer." - Boards By Brent    
"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    
"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    
"Here in Southern Idaho, we’re fortunate enough to be surrounded by agriculture. So many of my friends and family are connected to the ag industry. When asked if I could use a picture of an actual tractor he used  I said you betcha!  Love doing these challenging designs taken from pictures! Mixol and General Finishes New Pine, American Oak and Antique Walnut Gel Stain."
"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    
This is an antique that’s been in our family for almost 10 years. She served well as an office chair that got occasional use before Covid (dun dun dunnnn) but with a new WFH lifestyle for my husband, he has to go with a more ergonomic choice. Lucky you! She got a fresh stain and paint job and is ready to be re-homed. - :...
"Custom set made from 3/4” Baltic Birch frames, 3/4” birch tops and led lights. Custom stain with General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain and #mixolusa #9 blue & a splash of #1 black, Georgian Cherry and Black Gel Stain. Bags by Burly Bags." - standard_woodworks    
Bright and vibrant cornhole board set   General Finishes Gel Stains: Black, Ash Gray mixed with Nutmeg, White, New Pine mixed with Mixol for the blue, Colonial Maple mixed with Mixol for the red.    

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:

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!!

General Finishes Black Gel Stain and New Pine tinted with Mixol

"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    
"This original Lane mid century modern cedar chest has been completely restored and is ready for another 60 years in its new home! We striped it down to its bare bones, fixed the minor veneer issues and then gave it a facelift with a beautiful coat of New Pine Gel Stain by General Finishes. Once it was dry, we went ahead and gave it multiple coats of High Performance Topcoat to protect the wood and make it shine like it was 1965!" - First State Vintage      
"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    
"Another custom set of cornhole boards for a couple where one is from Seattle and one is from San Francisco. I love the way this set came out and the bags by West Georgia Cornhole were perfect. I used General Finishes Gel Stains in Black, Ash Gray and of course New Pine that I mixed with Mixol tints to get just the right colors!" - Greg's Boards and More    

Thia is a 32x80 pantry door co structured from clear alder. Stained with a General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain, simply to take out some of the red. Then I clear coated the entire thing then worked some black antiquing glaze, also from my friends at General Finsihes over the entire door.

General Finishes Black Gel Stain, Minwax polycrylic semi-gloss, Mixol mix: Orange w/ GF New Pine Gel Stain    
"This gorgeous antique oak table was stripped and sanded then refinished with General Finishes Gel Stain in New Pine. She is glowing and ready to head back to her home to be loved for years! I highly recommend this gel stain. It is flawless!" - Peach St Studios    
"Totally in love with how this buffet turned out! Refinished using General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint. A striking yet classic combination."     

"I made this set for a friend and huge fan and alumni of Colgate! He likes the retro look and I think the General Finishes Gray Gel Stain with a red made from General Finishes, New Pine and Mixol tints made for a great combo. The custom bags from West Georgia Cornhole match perfectly." 

"Red? Throw in a touch of Buffalo Check? This sofa table is flyyyy! Painted in General Finishes Brick Red, this spunky statement piece is PERFECT for any entryway. The sides have a splash of Fusion Mineral Paint Ash, & has been sealed with Fusion Beeswax. The top was given a coat of General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain, sealed with High Performance Gloss & a final wash of Beeswax." - Flipping Fabulous

"Totally feeling this rustic buffet! Painted in General Finishes Driftwood & sealed with GF Flat Out Flat topcoat, it's distressed just enough to make it coordinate with it's top. The top was given one coat of General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain & then a coat of Fusion Mineral Paint Golden Pine Stain and Finishing Oil." - Flipping Fabulous    

"Just finished up this custom order! Absolutely love this combo of Antique White Milk Paint and New Pine Gel Stain by General Finishes" - Belle Maison

Laura Vajgrt of Vintage 180 was so creative with this gradient-style dresser she livened up! She used New Pine, Nutmeg, and GF's jiving Java Gel Stains for the drawers! She sealed the shell of the dresser in Flat Out Flat, then used High Performance Topcoat Satin to seal the drawers.

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RCDC Services made these gorgeous Poplar cabinets for a Senior Care Dresser Project, refinishing them in Brown Mahogany,Georgian Cherry, New Pine, and Prairie Wheat Gel Stain and High Performance Topcoat in Satin!