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.