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Top 100 Finishing Projects

  1. 31. Carved Caricatures-Firefighter (00:20:00)

    Peter demos how to carve a caricature with character - a NYC firefighter.

  2. 32. Wood Finishes 101

    DIY Network offers advice on the various types of wood finishes and when each one is used.

  3. 33. Bear Head Sculpting (00:20:00)

    Jim demos how to carve a bear head out of a 2-inch block of basswood.

  4. 34. Decoupage Floor Treatment (02:00)

    Turn your old magazines into a decoupage floor treatment.

  5. 35. How to Build a Distressed-Finish Bench

    A distressed look gives a country feel to this bench. Learn how to add your own distressed finish to a bench.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 36. Watercolor Finishes for Wood (03:55)

    Add more life and interest to your wood carving with watercolor paint.

  7. 37. Woodworking FAQ: Clear Finishes

    DIY Network answers frequently asked questions about clear wood finishes and stains.

  8. 38. How To Distress Furniture

    Crafter Michele Beschen, creator of the B Original series, gives tips on distressing furniture.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 39. Choosing a Finish

    DIY experts offer advice on how to pick out a proper wood finish.

  10. 40. Clarke EZ-8 Drum Sander (01:18)

    The Clarke EZ-8 is easy enough for the most inexperienced DIYer to use.

  11. 41. How To Create a Country Kitchen

    DIY's Blog Cabin team adds style and substance to a country kitchen with granite countertops and distressed wood finishes.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  12. 42. How To Create a Faux Mahogany Finish

    Faux-finish an inexpensive chest of drawers to replicate the look of mahogany.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 43. Updating an Outdated Mirror (00:00:59)

    A few cuts and some finishing tile can help refurbish a large mirror.

  14. 44. What's The Difference Between Polyurethane, Varnish, Shellac and Lacquer?

    DIY Network explains the difference between top-coats and finishes.

  15. 45. Ridgway Rendezvous (00:19:59)

    Two artists demonstrate their chainsaw carving expertise.

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