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Wood Finishing Bennington VT

Here you will learn a particular wood finishing technique that uses Pentacryl wood preservative for special woodworking projects. Wood finishing is a very important process and you want to make sure you are using the right wood finishing products. Find everything you need for your wood finishing needs including clear finishes, rubbing pads, brushes, spray guns and more at the hardware supply stores in Bennington, VT listed below.

The Home Depot
121 N Bennington Rd
Bennington, VT
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-7:00pm

H. Greenberg & Son Inc.
(802) 442-3131
321 Main Street
Bennington, VT
W W Building Supply
(802) 464-3022
Route 100
Wilmington, VT
H. Greenberg & Son Inc
(413) 664-4576
1366 Curran Highway
North Adams, MA
Miles True Value Lbr.
(802) 375-2525
178 Chittenden Dr
Arlington, VT
H. Greenberg and Son
321 Main St. Bennington, VT, 05201
Bennington, VT
Hoosick True Value Hardware
(518) 686-7238
21953 Ny 22
Hoosick Falls, NY
Deerfield Valley Supply
(802) 464-3364
211 Route 9 W
Wilmington, VT
Carr Hardware True Value
(413) 663-6600
192 State Street
North Adams, MA
Stanleys Lumber & Building Supplies
(413) 743-0831
20 N Summer St
Adams, MA

Wood Finishing

Wood Stabilizer Prevents Cracks

Q. A recent storm left a large tree limb in our yard. I'd like to slice cross sections for plaques and trivets. How do I keep theslices from splitting as they dry?

A. Pentacryl wood preservative is an excellent product made forthis very purpose. A slice of wood will always split because, as itdries, the cells collapse and wither just like a dry sponge. Thisstress from contraction literally pulls the disk apart, usuallyresulting in a single, nasty split that runs from the bark edge towardthe pith. Pentacryl reinforces the cells so they retain their shape asthey dry. As a result, very little stress builds up in the wood andcracks rarely occur. Pentacryl is nontoxic and is compatible with anykind of finish. Here are a few tips about making plaques from DaleKnobloch, the owner of Preservation Solutions, which makes Pentacryl.
-  To keep the bark edge on a slab, cut the wood during the winter.
-   Wood that has been outside, especially in winter, should be brought to room temperature before you apply Pentacryl.
-   Don't overtreat—plan to soak your wood no more than five minutes for every inch of its thickness.
-  After treatment, the wood must be allowed to dry evenly. Make sure it is exposed to air on all sides.
-  Don't hurry the drying by adding heat or air movement.


Woodcraft, (800) 225-1153,, Pentacryl wood stabilizer, 1 qt., #129318, $16; 1 gal., #129319, $47.

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