Part 29

Finishing The Cabinet

Lesson Objectives

In this video, I show you how to apply a finish to the cabinet. If you’ve sanded the cabinet to a high standard, this should be a somewhat foolproof stage, especially if you’re using an easy to apply finish such as oil. However thicker, tackier finishes such as lacquer and polyurethane may be more troublesome.

Personally, I love using Osmo for 99% of my finishing tasks. It’s a durable, easy to apply formula that combines the easy to apply properties of oil, with the wonderful surface finish of wax.

It’s quite expensive compared to your traditional finishes such as Danish Oil or Boiled Linseed, however it goes a very long way. You only need to apply 2-3 very thin coats and you’ll have a professionally finished piece with minimal fuss.

If you’d like to know more about finishing with Osmo, watch the video below.

Previous Lesson

Sanding the Cabinet

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Cabinet Overview

Supporting Material

Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.

How to Apply Osmo

Osmo is one of my favourite finishes for my handmade furniture. It protects the wood very well, has a natural feel, and is very easy to apply. If you’d like to learn more about this product, watch this video.

Have you got the plans yet?

Package includes working drawings, a cutting list, and a 3d SketchUp model!

The Student Series

Want to see another beginner make this project before you? It’s a great way to scope out any mistakes before you make one yourself!

To Be Filmed

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