Furniture Society

The Furniture Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of furniture making.

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The Society's 2012 conference call for proposals is out! The conference will convene at the Maine College of Art in Portland, ME, June 14-16. The conference - Design, Community & the Sublime - will explore the intersections of craft, community and design, teasing out the ethic that results from their combination.

The deadline for proposals is September 16, 2011. Visit for details!

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drying out stumps

Started by Margaret Maier. Last reply by Glen Guarino Jul 8, 2011. 1 Reply

I have three stumps I am planning to dry out. They are going to be used in my studio as work surfaces. What is the process for preparing and drying out these stumps. Continue

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Comment by Norman Pirollo on May 12, 2011 at 5:49pm

My wife uses shellac to seal her wood jewelry and prevent color bleeding.

Tropical woods bleed color, especially the reddish and black varieties.

Seems to work to seal the wood, but Salad Bowl Finish is something to look into, we might also.

Comment by Glen Guarino on May 12, 2011 at 4:46pm
Hi Michele, My suggestion is Salad Bowl Finish, which is a wipe on product.  You can order it online at or Woodcraft. It is totally non-toxic, has good water resistance, dries hard & is easy to use.

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