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DIY Project Gallery

DIYers all across the country are making wood beautiful with Minwax®. Get inspired by their projects.

Many of the projects featured on this page are wood finishing projects completed by DIY users of Minwax® products. Specific product combinations and application techniques may not have been tested and verified by Minwax®. The projects are intended to serve as inspiration and ideas. They are not meant to provide step-by-step instructions or endorse any particular product usage or technique. Results are not guaranteed and may differ from those shown here.

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Emily A. Emily A.

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October 2014

Congratulations to our October Fan of the Month winner, Emily A.! This crib was built by Emily’s husband for their first child using heart of pine wood from an old farmhouse and now their second child uses it! To enhance the natural beauty of this wood, the couple chose to use Minwax® PolyShades® in Classic Oak. For added protection, they also used Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane. What a special piece!

 
Dan C. Dan C.

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September 2014

Congratulations to our September Fan of the Month Winner, Dan C.! Dan carved these plaques out of cedar logs for a wedding. He used Minwax® PolyShades® in Honey Pine, Pecan, and Bombay Mahogany. To protect his work for years to come Dan sealed it with Fast-Drying Polyurethane. What a special memento of the day that will last forever!

 
Steve T. Steve T.

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August 2014

Congratulations to our August Fan of the Month winner, Steve T. whose garage sale buy really paid off! He paid $5.00 for this stool and refinished it with Minwax® Wood Finish™ in Golden Oak. Steve won a toolbox full of Minwax® products that he can use for many more DIY projects to come.

 
Jen B. Jen B.

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July 2014

Congratulations to our Fan of the Month Winner, Jen B.! Jen drew her flower design in chalk then used Minwax® Wood Finish™ in Provincial to provide color and shading to this beautiful table that looks more like a piece of art! She also sealed it with Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane. We think everyone will agree it's fantastic.

 
Yuva R. Yuva R.

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June 2014

The votes are in, and we are pleased to announce our new Fan of the Month winner for June. Congratulations to Yuva R. who created this one of a kind wall art using Minwax® PolyShades® in Mission Oak. She applied her stain with a brush for the darker portions and a cloth for the lighter ones. Very fun and unique!

 
Rachel O. Rachel O.

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May 2014

We'd like to start off the week by congratulating our May Fan of the Month winner, Rachel O.! She used Minwax® Wood Finish™ in Dark Walnut followed by Minwax® Helmsman® Spar Urethane in Semi-Gloss on these front doors to make a grand entrance. Beautiful work Rachel!

 
Chris R. Chris R.

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April 2014

Congratulations to Chris R. for being voted as our April Fan of the Month! Chris used Minwax® Wood Finish™ Stain Markers to add color to this artwork he created. He used Golden Oak, Red Oak, and Red Mahogany as well as other colors. Click on the link below to vote for May's Fan of the Month now.

 
Ryan C. Ryan C.

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March 2014

Please join us in congratulating Ryan C. as our March Fan of the Month! We love this seating chart that Ryan created for his wedding using pine boards, Minwax® Wood Finish™ in Special Walnut and Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane in Satin. Such a unique way to display seating assignments!

 
Ellis M. Ellis M.

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February 2014

Ellis used Minwax® Water Based Oil-Modified Polyurethane to re-finish his floors. He used two coats to achieve the look he wanted.

 
Tony K. Tony K.

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January 2014

Tony built this dresser out of Red Cedar and used Minwax® Gel Stain in Mahogany to stain this unique dresser. We love the horseshoe handles! #MinwaxFan of the Month Contest!

 
Tom M. Tom M.

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December 2013

Congratulations to Tom M., our December Fan of the Month! Tom used Minwax® Helmsman® Spar Urethane for this beautiful custom made checkerboard. #MinwaxFan of the Month Contest!

 
Criona K. Criona K.

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November 2013

Criona built this stunning platform bed and stained it with Minwax® Wood Finish™ in Dark Walnut. Anyone lucky enough to sleep in that beautifully crafted bed is sure to have a good night sleep and dream of more beautiful wood finishing projects

 
Timothy W. Timothy W.

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October 2013

Timothy made this beautiful recessed ceiling for his sister, stained with Minwax® Wood Finish in Early American and protected with Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane. #MinwaxFan of the Month Contest!

 
Inga M. Inga M.

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September 2013

Inga created this bench from an old headboard and then sealed this gorgeous piece with Minwax® Polyurethane®! #MinwaxFan of the Month Contest!

 
Jenny LaMielle Jenny LaMielle

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August 2013

She designed and built this nautical inspired herringbone pattern on top of her old coffee table base, then used Minwax® Teak Oil and Paste Finishing Wax to make it even more beautiful. #MinwaxFan of the Month Contest!

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