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The finish, whether paint, wax, stain, or something else, can make or break a project. What are your tips and questions regarding finishes?

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View nickbatz's profile

Linseed oil w/beeswax on outdoor bench

01-19-2019 12:30 AM by nickbatz

Hi, we replaced the boards on an outdoor bench with kayu batu wood. Unfort...

0 01-19-2019 12:30 AM
View Lolzfail's profile

Wax will not dry, or wipe off. Need some tips.

01-17-2019 01:42 PM by Lolzfail

So I’ve been working on this piece, it’s rather old, and it was stained a...

9 01-18-2019 09:06 PM
View Lazyman's profile

Can You Use Epoxy Adhesive as a Finish?

08-18-2016 01:12 PM by Lazyman

I’m thinking of trying to use a 30 minute epoxy as a finish on a tool h...

15 01-18-2019 07:44 PM
View GregTP's profile

I think I screwed up... Spar Urethane on an outdoor table

11-09-2015 01:33 PM by GregTP

hello all, I think I might have screwed up. Working on an outdoor table for m...

33 01-18-2019 06:41 PM
View JPrictoe's profile

Water Damage to Tung Oil Finish. Help!

01-17-2019 12:47 AM by JPrictoe

Just finished second coat of tung oil on a red oak platform bed. Come into t...

1 01-18-2019 04:17 PM
View bdresch's profile

Shellac both sides of door

01-17-2019 02:54 AM by bdresch

I’m finishing a couple new oak doors with oil based stain covered with garnet...

6 01-18-2019 04:05 AM
View jayseedub's profile

Why use WAXED Shellac?

01-16-2019 10:51 PM by jayseedub

Dewaxed shellac is more expensive—but other than cost savings, is there...

11 01-18-2019 02:39 AM
View Travis's profile

To fill grain or not to fill grain?

01-16-2019 08:12 PM by Travis

Hi all, I’m a novice woodworker, still getting my toes wet in the whole...

15 01-17-2019 07:26 PM
View jasonallen's profile

Finishing a table leaf

01-17-2019 02:58 PM by jasonallen

I had taken a break from any serious woodworking for about 2 years, mostly be...

1 01-17-2019 03:21 PM
View wilschroter's profile

Best way to cover finish nails on trim that's already stained/poly'd

01-16-2019 12:49 AM by wilschroter

I’m going to be building out a walk in closet and I’d like to use...

15 01-17-2019 02:06 PM
View wilschroter's profile

Will Wood Glue stick when bonding to a stained/poly surface?

01-16-2019 02:26 PM by wilschroter

I’m building a closet with some pre-finished stained/poly’d popla...

16 01-16-2019 03:39 PM
View Logan Craig's profile

Make pine plywood look nice?

01-13-2019 01:24 AM by Logan Craig

I have an entertainment center project commission that I am having trouble st...

31 01-16-2019 02:06 PM
View pontic's profile

Can you...

01-09-2019 04:35 AM by pontic

Can you put water based poly over water based latex paint? Doing a project an...

13 01-16-2019 04:25 AM
View MikeUT's profile

Ideas for a finish that is heat resistant

01-15-2019 07:47 PM by MikeUT

My 3 year old tried using my wife’s hair brush as a drum stick and the ...

6 01-16-2019 12:40 AM
View Travis's profile

New stain over old stain

01-15-2019 04:16 PM by Travis

Hello all, New member, older forum follower :) I’m getting ready to ...

8 01-15-2019 07:36 PM
View irish620's profile

Latex thru Capspray 9100 4 stage HVLP?

01-14-2019 05:59 PM by irish620

Recently replaced 10 interior doors inside my house and now I need to paint t...

4 01-15-2019 01:50 AM
View wilschroter's profile

Is 1/4" the Right Thickness for a Closet Face Frame?

01-13-2019 11:01 PM by wilschroter

I’m finishing out a closet in a luxury home and I’m working on th...

8 01-14-2019 03:26 AM
View Patrickgeddes14's profile

Spray room lazy Susan thing

01-13-2019 09:31 PM by Patrickgeddes14

I want to put a 36 in 6×6 post on some kind of spinning device on the bo...

3 01-14-2019 01:58 AM
View EricLew's profile

West System Epoxy

01-12-2019 05:49 AM by EricLew

I’m about to order some West System Epoxy for the first time. Not for a...

8 01-14-2019 01:03 AM
View beeffedgrass's profile

Accidentally Left Stain On Too Long - What to do?

01-11-2019 03:44 PM by beeffedgrass

Hey all, I’m refinishing up a desk that has been a labor of love for th...

2 01-13-2019 09:51 PM

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