Friday, April 10, 2015

How to Get an Even Finish When Staining Pine

Brave new waters for me people. You may have noticed my tutorials can get pretty lengthy. Partly because my techniques can be a little complicated, but mostly, I am anal and like to over explain. I've decided videos might be the way to go.

I've uploaded my first YouTube video! I'm feeling 

uncharacteristically open at the moment so I will share a little personal information. I have extreme body/appearance issues and watching myself on camera is honestly painful for me. I know it is all in my head, but the pain and insecurity are real. Making videos in this vapid, internet-troll-filled world is taking me out of my comfort zone. Regardless, I think video tutorials may help you guys out, so I'm going to keep at it. 

I've got a lot to learn about cinematography. Maybe next time I'll adjust the camera so my head isn't cut out of the shot :) #CousinIt. Watch the clip below and learn my process for getting an even finish when staining pine. 

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  1. Great video debut Elisha! Keep em coming.... Looking for the link on the toner to check out next.....

  2. I thought your first video was great! But I did miss your head. :)


  3. Hi! By chance do you remember the stain color you chose for this video. I LOVE it! I am having trouble staining my pine samples (to a shade of my liking and without blochy-ness) and and your video is super helpful.