Seal-A-Cell

Finish is everything. If the finish is not good it can ruin the whole project. Many times it takes as long to finish a project as it does to turn it.

I generally sand as much as I can while the project is on the lathe and then hand sand the finishing touches.

Inlayng TURQUOISE and COPPER in the natural cracks and voids is the last thing I do before putting the final sanding touches on.

For my finish I use General Finishes SEAL-A-CELL clear and ARM-R-SEAL gloss topcoat...

This is a simple segmented bowl that endevors to use the natural colors of the various woods to make an attractive package.  The woods used are Purple Heart, Cherry, Olivewood, Mahogany, Padauk and Walnut.  The bowl is 5" high and 9" in diameter at the top and is approximately 3/8" thick.  The bowl was made in 2017 and contains 136 pieces. 

  • General Finishes Seal-a-Cell Clear and Gel Topcoat wipe on Urethane Satin

Finish is everything. If the finish is not good it can ruin the whole project. Many times it takes as long to finish a project as it does to turn it.

I generally sand as much as I can while the project is on the lathe and then hand sand the finishing touches.

Inlayng TURQUOISE and COPPER in the natural cracks and voids is the last thing I do before putting the final sanding touches on.

For my finish I use General Finishes ARM-R-SEAL clear and SEAL-A-CELL gloss topcoat...

"Bittersweet sending this table back home with its family. This is the work I love to do! Refinishing, restoration, restyling, and with a little modification! I have to thank my clients for putting all of their faith into my work and allowing me to make executive decisions where deemed necessary. It’s the greatest feeling when your client exudes all confidence in your craftsmanship and truly respects your opinion and advice. Though I’m always nervous when I return belongings to my clients, I...

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...

"This beautiful scalloped dresser has been given new life with General Finishes Antique White and Persian Blue Milk Paint. It was sealed with our favorite topcoat, GF High Performance water based Topcoat in Satin. We tried a newer product on top called Seal-A-Cell and we couldn't be happier. It really makes the grain stand out!" - Joni Wauhop of The Furniture Fairies

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...

Dresser refinished with GF Seal A Cell, Arm R Seal, Stain Blocking Primer and Snow White Milk Paint

"8 ft live edge sycamore table. Seal-a-cell and Salad Bowl Finish. Base built from scratch and done with Lamp Black and Flat Out Flat. Thanks GF! JR's Timeless Treasures Antiques and Consignments   Visit JR's Timeless Treasures Antiques and Consignments at 2418 Baldwin Mill Rd Fallston, MD to purchase your favorite GF products.        
"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...

"Shadow box tables created for the men and women who serve.  I mixed Georgian Cherry Gel Stain and a little bit of Antique Walnut Gel Stain in a can of Seal-A-Cell. Seal-A-Cell helps control the penetration and dark spots." - Woodytrike Creations

These pieces were entered into the Wood Working category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

This coffee table was just too beautiful to refinish, so Stephanie of Rehab to Fab used GF's Seal-a-Cell to highlight all it's beauty.  This natural look is fantastic!  

Seal-a-Cell is n unusual combination of oils and urethanes. Seal-A-Cell Clear for decades has served craftsman as the best way to get that "natural" look on beautiful woods that aren't to be stained.

John Haling refinished this gorgeous walnut table top using 2 coats of General Finishes Seal-A-Cell and 2 coats Arm-R-Seal Top Coat. If you are interested in learning more about GF's Seal-A-Cell, click here: http://bit.ly/1Ck1Hxv

Stephen Massman shared this beautiful custom-built murphy bed in cherry and cherry plywood! He says, "Finished with Seal-a-Cell clear and Arm-R-Seal satin. This is my new favorite finish." Seal-A-Cell is best way to get the that "natural" look on beautiful woods that aren't to be stained. The oils penetrate deep within the wood to highlight the warm natural look and the urethane ensures a deep hardness. Follow with multiple coats of Arm-R-Seal Topcoat. Learn more about our oil-based products...

These two tree stumps were refinished using General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint over High Performance Gloss Top Coat.

This lovely golden oak porch glider was refinished using High Performance Top Coat.