Unanswered Topics in Finishing

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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 LiveEdge's profile

Best finish for portable wine table?

11-23-2015 02:12 AM by LiveEdge

I’m making a bunch of these portable wine tables for Christmas out of v...

0 11-23-2015 02:12 AM
View sawdust99's profile

Red stain to look like Amish red oak

11-12-2015 06:44 PM by sawdust99

I made a stand out of red oak and want to stain it to the color of red Amish ...

0 11-12-2015 06:44 PM
View noone's profile

Refinishing 1996 stained built-in - scuff sanding to 220 ok?

11-09-2015 03:01 AM by noone

I’m refinishing a 1996 built in that is faded. It looks like this built...

0 11-09-2015 03:01 AM
View gerrym526's profile

Using Tamarack for Interior Trim-How Did You Finish It?

10-31-2015 01:10 AM by gerrym526

I’ll be building a new house next year and using Tamarack (Western Larc...

0 10-31-2015 01:10 AM
View Quoheleth's profile

Finish for portable communion kit

10-27-2015 04:14 PM by Quoheleth

I would like some suggestions or thoughts on the best finish for some small, ...

0 10-27-2015 04:14 PM
View agallant's profile

Best stain and polly for hard wood floors.

10-24-2015 01:02 AM by agallant

Hi folks, I was wondering what the thoughts were on what stain and polly t...

0 10-24-2015 01:02 AM
View Shuja's profile

Cleaning up wood

10-17-2015 04:24 PM by Shuja

This is part of at least 70 years old chair which I want to clean and...

0 10-17-2015 04:24 PM
View Polly333's profile

Kitchen table

10-07-2015 05:33 PM by Polly333

Just looking for some help as this is the first piece I’ve refinished. ...

0 10-07-2015 05:33 PM
View whope's profile

Trying to match a finish on a Philippine piece

09-06-2015 12:20 PM by whope

I’m attempting to replace the cross on the orb of this religious piece....

0 09-06-2015 12:20 PM
View ezgnann's profile

Need help cleaning old wood - believed to be smoking residue

08-31-2015 03:54 PM by ezgnann

I have a picture of me an infant that is printed on wood. The picture is cove...

0 08-31-2015 03:54 PM
View trc's profile

How to Lighten up Walnut Watco Oil Finish

08-11-2015 03:50 AM by trc

Two days ago I put a Walnut Watco Oil on a new knotty alder door. Prior to a...

0 08-11-2015 03:50 AM
View noone's profile

Refinishing a 1996 stained and lacquered built-in - Kem Aqua Plus white mid gloss

07-17-2015 06:13 PM by noone

As the title states, I am getting ready to refinish a 1996 stained and lacque...

0 07-17-2015 06:13 PM
View SteveInVa's profile

Problesm applying Sanding Sealer over Gel Stain

07-10-2015 07:41 PM by SteveInVa

I am at the finishing stages of project. I am retreading stairs and risers an...

0 07-10-2015 07:41 PM
View Steve's profile

Graco 295

07-09-2015 04:56 AM by Steve

Ordered a Graco model 295 sprayer two weeks ago and had it show up today,...

0 07-09-2015 04:56 AM
View ammccorm's profile

Cherry wood table, part 2

06-23-2015 01:24 AM by ammccorm

Hey there, you guys helped me refinish a cherry table a couple months ago, an...

0 06-23-2015 01:24 AM
View Jagerheister's profile

Aging pine wood with Vinegar and steel wool

05-23-2015 12:45 PM by Jagerheister

In this timelapse video, I’m applying an ironite stain to pine. This i...

0 05-23-2015 12:45 PM
View Inka333's profile

Old Mexican table refinishing advice.

05-15-2015 04:06 PM by Inka333

Hello! everybody! I am a new amateur wood worker. I enjoy being busy with woo...

0 05-15-2015 04:06 PM
View Ramber's profile

Need some hardware suggestions

02-26-2015 05:26 PM by Ramber

So I have been doing some bentwood rings recently, and I kind of want to morp...

0 02-26-2015 05:26 PM
View Joel_B's profile

Preparing reclaimed lumber for finish

01-24-2015 05:12 PM by Joel_B

I picked up some samples of reclaimed lumber from a local supplier I plan to ...

0 01-24-2015 05:12 PM
View hungry's profile

manzanita burls

01-05-2015 10:33 AM by hungry

Can I finish a green manzanita burl?

0 01-05-2015 10:33 AM

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