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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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finish red oak

11 hours ago by doitforfun

I’m making a lamp out of red oak. I usually use natural finish danish o...

3 3 hours ago
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QUESTION about Planer

3 days ago by desertjim

Hi Guys. I have a CRAFTSMAN Professional 13” Planer. Haven’t ...

17 2 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

First pour on finish

6 days ago by RussellAP

This table is my first attempt at a pour on epoxy finish. I needed strong lig...

3 2 days ago
View Brad's profile

Help Refinishing Pottery Barn Furniture

4 days ago by Brad

So normally I’d just build these items but at $70 for a Pottery Barn c...

2 4 days ago
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what finish to put on butcher block counter top

6 days ago by shelly_b

I am making a red oak counter top for a costumer. I have never made one and w...

13 4 days ago
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How Do I Determine If A 1st Stain Coat Is Dry Enough For An Additional Coat Of Stain Or Topcoating?

5 days ago by Targa

I’ve applied the initial coat of General Finishes brand oil based stain...

11 5 days ago
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Finish before or after assembly?

6 days ago by Babieca

I’m working on a shaker inspired coffee table (and end tables) and ...

12 5 days ago
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Finish before or after assembly?

6 days ago by Babieca

I’m working on a shaker inspired coffee table (and end tables) and ...

2 5 days ago
View JmbAtlanta's profile

Cypress Wood Table Centerpiece - How To Finish?

6 days ago by JmbAtlanta

My daughter has asked that I be in charge of the centerpiecies for her upcomi...

2 6 days ago
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Finish figure Makore veneer

15 days ago by RandyTsuch

Hi guys I recently bought some figured makore veneer, trying to figure...

2 6 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Pour on finish question

7 days ago by RussellAP

This morning I poured on the epoxy finish. I had to do it just outside my sho...

2 7 days ago
View Bill White's profile

Passion for Wood-Hand Finishing and Rubbing Out

9 days ago by Bill White

This video is PACKED with information. In all, about 10 hours. The 5 disc s...

1 7 days ago
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chemcraft plastofix light 25* and erlex 5500

15 days ago by speersy

I sprayed plastofix light 25* white on raw mdf doors (with one layer of pri...

1 7 days ago
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Anyone have advice on "Burnishing Finish""?

17 days ago by Rob

I’m currently smack dab in the middle of building two large coffee tabl...

23 8 days ago
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Ventilation question

10 days ago by mds4752

Just moved into a new home and have my basement shop almost ready to go. My ...

16 8 days ago
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pine bark on a live edge of a table top

9 days ago by rf58

i want to maintain the raw edge of bark on a pine table top i have used W...

1 9 days ago
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Finishing a redwood pergola

20 days ago by mazzy

Hi, We just got done constructing a redwood pergola (new growth). After t...

4 9 days ago
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Refinishing a Beech table?

9 days ago by Sirgreggins

My aunt has asked me to refinish her kitchen table for her. I’m not 100...

3 9 days ago
View KarenNJ's profile

Need Finish Advice

11 days ago by KarenNJ

I bought a black walnut live slab to make a writing desk from the lumbershack...

21 10 days ago
View azlogger's profile

Clear coat choice

10 days ago by azlogger

Hi. As a disclaimer to start with, I know almost nothing about finishes.I hav...

8 10 days ago

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