Create a Perfect Period Finish in Miniature

Ultimately, a perfect period finish comes down to a smooth, glassy look and even shading on all parts of the piece of furniture. Choices of materials and the technique you use are important as well. But the patience and skill to prep the surface, both initially and between coats, is worth learning. The enjoyment of a job well done is lasting.

Stain Pens Review

When staining miniature furniture, control of the amount and location of application are chief concerns. Precision is required in order to control the evenness of the final tone. Rags, swabs, and small brushes are all useful in the process, but I have found nothing so quick, clean, and precise as…

Frustration: Do I Glue or Stain First?

Evening the Tone on Drawer Fronts

How do you know what your stain color will wind up looking like? Well, it is best to test your stain by putting two coats on a test piece, right? A drawer bottom or interior panel from the kit makes a great test piece.