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Is a natural edge actually natural, or is it a man-made feature?

In the past I've seen many beautiful pieces making use of a "natural edge", such as this: https://www.houzz.com/photos/44117627/Live-Edge-Conference-Table-rustic-dining-tables. Other examples: The ...
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Do I need to add natural stain before applying polyurethane for natural finish?

I have an unfinished desk and want to keep the natural color of the wood but I want to protect it with a clear polyurethane finish. I am wondering if I need to (or is it preferable to) add a clear or ...
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Sculpture: Anchor a wire armature to a natural wood branch

I'm working on a sculpture (of a gibbon swinging on a branch) which will be made of wood and wax with a wire armature, and I'm trying to figure out how to anchor my armature to the branch. Here's a ...
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How can I match a finish on furniture when re-finishing?

I have two pieces of maple furniture, a desk with a large water stain, and a kitchen table with minor scratches an exposed wood. My problem is my wife loves the finishes on these pieces of furniture, ...
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What type of tree to use for branches as dinner table legs?

I want to make a dinner table with crossed table legs made of tree branches with the bark still on (raw, no stain/finish/veneer). What type of tree would be best to use to make it stable and won't ...