Feb 08, 2017

12 Ways to Add Texture to Your Woodworking Projects

created at: 10/06/2015

Gives a whole new meaning to the concept of "finish coat," right?

Woodworker Rob Brown invites us to look at our hand tool collection in whole new light... not simply using the tool only for tasks it was intended for, but as opportunities to see these common items beyond their typical use.

Specifically, how can nails and sets and screws and chisels and gouges and even small power tools continue to interact with the wood to create signature textures on you projects, giving them a whole new look? 

Brown explores several common tools, most of which you probably have in your workshop already, and shows the kind of reoccurring patterns and textures they can create in the surfaces of your stock and materials. The results are pretty amazing, and a great way to add a signature look to your finished projects. 

Check out the full piece at Canadian Woodworking: 12 Ways To Add Texture With Tools You Already Have [via Makezine]


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Allen Michael on Mar 14, 2018:

This is a very cool way to finish your woodworking project! It leaves space for creativity and I agree that it adds a signature look to your works. Thanks for sharing!

Woodworking Plans on May 16, 2016:

Thank you.

Steven L. Hunt on Nov 21, 2015:

ya, this is extremely helpful for woodworking beginners like me. Very innovative, easy to follow.