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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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Any finish is turning wood black?

09-24-2018 04:04 PM by mmax

A guy dropped off a slab cross section he picked up in Arizona. He indicated...

2 09-24-2018 07:02 PM
View alliz86's profile

Small cracks throughout. How to fill

09-24-2018 05:12 PM by alliz86

Hi everyone! This is my first post and it could have gone under two different...

2 09-24-2018 05:52 PM
View d85's profile

Using inserts to attach metal legs to large maple slab

09-23-2018 08:40 PM by d85

I’d like some input regarding using threaded inserts to attach legs to ...

10 09-24-2018 11:43 AM
View Freddy3's profile

Green Mineral Spirits Milky White OK Mixing?

09-23-2018 08:40 PM by Freddy3

Just opened my first gallon can of Green (environmental friendly) Mineral Spi...

9 09-24-2018 10:10 AM
View Spikes's profile

outdoor window frames finishing/protection

09-20-2018 04:39 PM by Spikes

Hi, newbie here, making some windows for a shed. We’ve made some win...

2 09-23-2018 04:58 PM
View dakremer's profile

Finishing walnut quickly...

09-19-2018 06:23 PM by dakremer

Hey guys, I’m doing a last minute project, and need a quick/durable fin...

54 09-23-2018 01:57 PM
View Rob_s's profile

Paint for wood piece in bathroom

09-23-2018 09:44 AM by Rob_s

I’m making a towel rack with a pine shaker-style back. I had to use pi...

1 09-23-2018 12:22 PM
View woodcheese's profile

SealCoat (dewaxed shellac) with stain glaze

09-15-2018 11:41 PM by woodcheese

So, like most of my questions, this one’s a finishi...

6 09-21-2018 08:57 PM
View MattSS's profile

Red Oak Table, but wife wants the base white and need help getting the finish right?

09-20-2018 10:20 PM by MattSS

So here is the issue. Built a great red oak table, but the wife wants it R...

9 09-21-2018 09:11 AM
View Pyro's profile

Refinishing kitchen counter - suggestions?

09-17-2018 04:33 PM by Pyro

Hey guys, There is a slab of butcher block in the kitchen of a rental unit...

19 09-20-2018 01:53 PM
View SleepingFox's profile

Blemish On Teak Tabletop After Sanding

09-19-2018 03:03 PM by SleepingFox

Hello, I’ve recently sanded my kitchen table in hopes to refinish it...

3 09-19-2018 09:26 PM
View dakotanut's profile

What to finish the inside of a fish tank stand with

09-18-2018 05:22 PM by dakotanut

I just completed a 48×32 x 18 aquarium stand. Not 100% complete but I w...

14 09-19-2018 04:41 PM
View Mobay's profile

Boiled linseed oil and MDF?

09-16-2018 09:47 AM by Mobay

I cannot find an answer to this question on the net, so I’m asking the pros&#...

17 09-19-2018 01:18 PM
View SpudMuffin's profile

How to harden pine..

09-19-2018 06:03 AM by SpudMuffin

I have built a couple of bookshelves with pine board. What’s the best f...

4 09-19-2018 10:41 AM
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Oil and Water Based Topcoats - different sides of same project?

09-15-2018 09:46 AM by AlmostRetired

I am building an amazing table and bench set out of red oak for the tops and ...

6 09-18-2018 05:41 PM
View swimbill's profile

scratches in finish

09-17-2018 03:32 PM by swimbill

I am finishing a Maple table with Waterlox Sealer /Finish. I have sanded do...

3 09-17-2018 07:18 PM
View moke's profile

Renewing paint

09-17-2018 12:56 PM by moke

We have a patio that we spend a lot of time in. Early this year, my wife bri...

1 09-17-2018 04:58 PM
View TimesWaitsForNoOne's profile

Refinishing a MCM dining table -- sanding, staining and finishing advice/opinions/help welcome!

09-17-2018 09:20 AM by TimesWaitsForNoOne

A pleasure to be here guys!  I fall somewhere between a DIY and a contractor ...

3 09-17-2018 11:19 AM
View DwightSchrute's profile

Needing help matching the finish on table top to the table stand and chairs

09-14-2018 10:39 PM by DwightSchrute

I am refinishing a table top, but will not be refinishing the legs, table ski...

5 09-15-2018 10:55 PM
View Canon's profile

Beeswax mineral oil

09-07-2018 06:01 PM by Canon

Hi Need some advice.. I make cheese and crackers boards and I use mineral oil...

40 09-15-2018 07:33 PM

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