Category Archives: Wood Finishing

Redwood Slab Finish

Which one do you like best? Which one will function best? Two important questions to ask yourself when you are picking a finish. This lovely windfall redwood slab from Northern California was selected by our client (for a beautiful island … Continue reading

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More Milk Paint Please!

We just refreshed our stock of Real Milk Paint, including Cobalt Blue and some cool new colors like Butternut Squash and French Gray. Real Milk Paint is versatile and easy to use. It is the ultimate in environmentally friendly, non … Continue reading

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Jens Risom Table Refinish

This gorgeous mid-century modern table came into the shop for refinishing. It’s a circular coffee table that rotates, lazy susan style. There was a water damage on the top and lots of chipping. The client chose not to re-stain to … Continue reading

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Coaster Happy

            The best finish to protect a wood surface is to use a coaster. Follow my Pinterest board: Coaster Happy to get ideas! Coaster Happy.

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Doors Refinished: Before and After

This house full of beautiful, thought out cabinetry would look strange with unconsidered doors. We refinished 18 for this home in Sunset Plaza. The doors were of such solid construction, replacing them would have been a shame, and the quality … Continue reading

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Before and After: Cabinet Refinishing

While I always like when a client wants a new kitchen, my belief in sustainability strongly supports exploring the option of a refinish. This mid-century kitchen in Playa del Rey, CA had seen better days, but the quality of the … Continue reading

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Review Cliff Spencer Furniture Maker on Angie’s List

Calling all happy customers! Did we build you a door? Refinish and treasured piece of furniture? Work with you to design and build your new kitchen? Please take a few minutes to tell other homeowners about your experience. It takes … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Wood Office Cabinets

This project was a fun collaboration with About Space in El Segundo, CA. They loved the look and the story of the reclaimed wine oak. We worked together to design a layout that accommodated the clients needs and taste. Reclaimed … Continue reading

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Wood Finishing in Los Angeles

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Fun with Finishes

We have been having fun with finishes in the shop this week. Here us milk paint on a salvaged bookcase. We salvaged it from a furniture graveyard. We also have been using dye stains and Woca oils. We refinished and … Continue reading

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