classes by sterling and six
Introduction to Finishing Wood by Hand
In this course, students will learn about the properties of domestic hardwoods and how they need to be prepared before applying finish. We will discuss the differences between dyes and stains, the characteristics of different solvents, and methods of topcoat application by hand. Students will learn how finished wood changes and moves over time and they will be able to practice certain operations that are a staple of Sterling and Six’s work, like charring, bleaching, oxidizing, and brushing wood.