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Roundup: 10 Ways To Finish Wood Naturally

Roundup: 10 Ways To Finish Wood Naturally

Woodworking is an age-old art that seems to be having a resurgence of late - but with a renewed focus on natural stains and finishes. Because who wants to eat cheese off of a serving board that was finished with toxic ingredients?! So today we're sharing ten different natural stains and finishes for you to experiment with.   

 

Roundup: 10 Ways To Finish Wood Naturally
Photo: DIY Vintage Chic

1. Red Wine - Let's start with one of my favorite things... wine! Learn how to stain wood a beautiful red color using this tutorial. [Photo: DIY Vintage Chic]

 

Roundup: 10 Ways To Finish Wood Naturally
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2. Coffee - And now, one of my other favorite things! Coffee also gives wood a beautiful finish... learn how to do it here. [Photo: What Else Michelle]

 

Roundup: 10 Ways To Finish Wood Naturally
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3. Coconut Oil - Here is yet another use for this versatile natural oil. Read more about finishing wood with coconut oil here. [Photo: Huffington Post]

 

Roundup: 10 Ways To Finish Wood Naturally
Photo: Love, Pomegranate House

4. Steel Wool, Coffee and Vinegar - This combination lends a beautiful, weathered look to wood. Check out the tutorial here. [Photo: Love, Pomegranate House]

 

Roundup: 10 Ways To Finish Wood Naturally
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5. Hemp Oil - Food grade hemp oil is a great finish for wood, as it will hydrate the wood and seal any stain you've added. It was used in conjunction with natural stain on the clipboards above. Learn more here. [Photo: The Ironstone Nest]

 

Roundup: 10 Ways To Finish Wood Naturally
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6. Tea - Concentrated black tea also works well as a non-toxic wood stain. Make your way over here to find out how to do it. [Photo: Dan's Shop]

 

Roundup: 10 Ways To Finish Wood Naturally
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7. Vinegar - Both apple cider vinegar and balsamic vinegar lend a lovely finish to wood... head over here to learn more. [Photo: 504 Main]

 

Roundup: 10 Ways To Finish Wood Naturally
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8. Apple Cider Vinegar and Steel Wool - The steel wool reacts with the apple cider vinegar to create a dark brown stain... check out the tutorial here. [Photo: A Diamond in the Stuff]

 

Roundup: 10 Ways To Finish Wood Naturally
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9. Beeswax and Coconut Oil - This combination results in another great wax finish for wood. Learn all about the process here. [Photo: Lemon Thistle]

 

Roundup: 10 Ways To Finish Wood Naturally
Photo: BeccaMarie Designs

10. Beeswax and Olive Oil - This is another great combination for finishing wood in a non-toxic way. Check out the tutorial here. [Photo: BeccaMarie Designs]

 

10 Natural Wood Stains and Finishes
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