Online class with Alan Turner

Hand-Applied Finishing

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Achieve flawless finishes on all your woodworking projects. Learn to choose the right materials and apply them by hand using the most effective techniques.

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Alan Turner is a lifelong woodworker and the founder of Philadelphia Furniture Workshop — a nonprofit, full-service school, teaching everything from b...Read more

Lessons (7)

Introduction & Surface Preparation
1. Introduction & Surface Preparation
Meet your instructor, professional woodworking teacher Alan Turner, and learn how to properly prepare wood surfaces in advance of finishing. Learn how...Read more
34min
Shellac
2. Shellac
Learn why shellac is a great choice as an undercoat or a topcoat as you explore how evaporative finishes work. Alan will share his favorite pre-made s...Read more
32min
Sanding In an Oil/Varnish Mixture
3. Sanding In an Oil/Varnish Mixture
Discover when you would want to finish a piece of wood with an oil/varnish mixture as you learn how these reactive finishes work and how to make your ...Read more
19min
Building a Finish With an Oil/Varnish Mixture
4. Building a Finish With an Oil/Varnish Mixture
Now that you've laid in your base coat, see how you build up your finish one layer at a time. Learn which brushes work best when applying this finish ...Read more
11min
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Taught by

Alan Turner is a lifelong woodworker and the founder of Philadelphia Furniture Workshop — a nonprofit, full-service school, teaching everything from b...Read more