alder-epoxy-filled-005

When you’re building a project out of a knotty or rustic wood like alder, pine, mesquite or hickory, you can give thoseĀ boards a fantastic boost in stability and appearance by filling the cracks with wood filler, glue mixed with sawdust or epoxy. Probably other substances, too. For this demonstration, we’re working with clear two-part liquid …Read More

alder-charred-weathered-fin

If there’s one thing to understand about creating a rustic or distressed finish in alder woodworking projects, it’s this: there isĀ no wrong answer. But still, maybe you want a handful of ideas to get your creative gears greased up. Indeed, of all wood finishes, rustic/aged techniques are probably the most fun to do – perhaps …Read More