#311 - February 2009
Any home improvement enthusiast can appreciate the beauty of fine wood furniture. When a piece made from cherry, maple, or mahogany is executed to perfection, it’s really in a class all its own.
The only downside is that high-end furniture usually comes with a hefty price tag. Fine wood is expensive, and let’s face it — it’s not getting cheap again anytime soon.
Thankfully, you can achieve that fine-furniture look without emptying your wallet. The secret is to start with inexpensive materials, and then use stain and finish to transform them.