Using the Finish as a Design Element with Tim Puro June 15, 2019 (Sat)


$165 tuition, $30 material fee
Key Points:
*Designing a finish is as important as designing your furniture
*Using finishes to magnify the beauty of wood
*The importance of sheen and texture
*Using stain between layers of finish to increase the depth of your finish
*Techniques to intensify color to make your work stand out from the competition
*Create a set of designer finish samples to expand your finishing choices

Workshop Available

Pay a deposit of $60.00 per item


Walk into any high end furniture store and you will see a variety of colors, everything from mocha browns to vibrant reds to white washed tones. The color of furniture is the first thing we see and the finish is the first thing we want to touch. Yet many woodworkers just clear coat their furniture and ignore the design element that first grabs your attention.
In this one day class, Tim will demonstrate the ways a finish can be used to amplify the color in the wood, to accentuate grain patterns and to make your work stand out from the work of other furniture makers. Students will create a series of designer finish samples and practice using dyes, glazes and colored finishes to create different effects. Once students understand the color and finish palette that is available, they can design furniture with finishes that attract attention.

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There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.