Wood Finishing Classes with Gary R. Wood

Goosebay Lumber in Chichester, Nh will have three Finishing classes with Gary Wood on May 13th & 14th, 2016.

Lecture – Demonstration – Discussion


Creating Distinctive Finishes

Friday May 13
9:30 – 11:00am

Have you ever looked at the finish on a piece of fine furniture and said “that’s the look I want?” We will examine a variety of finishing options from a deep waxy look to a glassy smooth surface. Gary will identify the materials needed to create a special finish, and review application techniques to achieve the look you want. Bring your questions and a notepad.


Finishing at the Lathe

Friday May 13
1:00 – 2:30pm

Applying a finish to a bowl or spindle can be a rewarding completion to your turning project. A review of surface preparation will include options for sanding and burnishing bare wood. Gary will then demonstrate the application of a variety of waxes, oils and hard coatings, including “food-safe” finishes. Questions and a sample of your work are welcome.

Finishing for Durability

Saturday May 14
9:30 – 11:00am

Are you restoring woodwork in an old house, putting finish on new kitchen cabinets, or protecting a dining room table top? We will explore the options available for durable coatings, and learn how to apply finishes to large surfaces by hand without creating lap marks. Gary will demonstrate easily applied oils and varnishes, including his own oil/resin finish. Bring your questions and a notepad.

Each class is $35. All 3 classes for $90. Class size is limited.

If you prefer not to use PayPal, please call us at 603-798-5135 or come in to sign up. Payment is due at time of registration.

Goosebay Lumber in Chichester, NH will have three finishing classes with Gary Wood on May 13 & 14, 2016.

Gary R. Wood & Co.

For over 40 years my shop has offered a broad range of services including custom table bases, furniture restoration, wood turning and carving, including my handturned and burnished knobs.

My fascination with traditional finishes prompted my own development of a line of finishing products under the label of “Gary R. Wood & Co.” I use these products daily in my own shop and include them for sale among the excellent finishing products available from other
manufacturers to meet any finishing need.