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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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How to finish board game (paper copy) on wood?

10-22-2018 12:05 AM by Simpleman1775

Need a little assistance on finishing my newest project. I made a copy of a ...

4 10-22-2018 12:56 AM
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Wipe-on finish (poly)

10-20-2018 04:20 PM by Redvan

Hi,I have always had trouble finishing what I create even when following fini...

19 10-21-2018 07:08 PM
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Help! Sanding sealer over Watco Danish Oil

10-18-2018 04:48 AM by tsbot

I splotched my strip of maple, also the sanding sealer (varathane brand)...

35 10-21-2018 04:06 AM
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Fading cutting board after first use?

10-20-2018 02:19 AM by eddit

My first cutting boards (bear with me), 3 coats of Boos mineral oil (overnig...

5 10-20-2018 12:06 PM
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Staining Question

10-18-2018 06:50 PM by Joe

I’m building a table for my wife’s craft room out of a 4×8 s...

7 10-20-2018 11:25 AM
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Suitable finish for trivets

10-19-2018 06:34 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts

I have been doing a lot of research on finishes for trivets and I can’t deter...

5 10-20-2018 10:11 AM
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newbie question #2 - S

10-14-2018 06:19 PM by klinkman

Thanks to those who chimed in on my earlier post about my walnut sofa table t...

18 10-19-2018 03:03 PM
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Applying spray on finish in this cold weather

10-16-2018 09:40 PM by Jim Finn

I have an unheated finishing shed that I try to heat with a small electric he...

3 10-17-2018 02:08 AM
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Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish - Streaking and Grainy

10-05-2018 01:44 PM by Riggy

Hi Everyone, My first foray into Waterlox territory has come out less than...

56 10-16-2018 09:38 PM
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Branding iron - electric or not?

05-20-2014 01:10 AM by Dabcan

I’m looking into getting a custom branding iron to put my logo on my wo...

33 10-15-2018 05:02 PM
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router table

10-14-2018 03:31 PM by JIM COLLINS

I am starting to make cabinets and the doors are raised panels. (freud raised...

8 10-15-2018 03:36 PM
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How to finish barnwood

10-14-2018 03:19 AM by bugradx2

Ok, so I have several pieces wonderful barnwood that has come into the shop. ...

7 10-15-2018 02:31 AM
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Other than epoxy for bartops/counter tops

02-06-2016 01:44 PM by Monte Pittman

I have used a lot of 2 part epoxy for these. While I like the product very mu...

23 10-14-2018 07:59 PM
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Protecting Barn Wood

10-11-2018 04:01 PM by bmerrill

Have 300BF of reclaimed pine barn wood that came for a tobacco barn that will...

4 10-14-2018 03:14 PM
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advice on refinishing reclaimed wood table top

10-14-2018 02:46 AM by newbienewb

We bought a reclaimed wood table from World Market. We really like the style ...

2 10-14-2018 03:24 AM
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Aging wood naturally, outside, with just weather

10-13-2018 07:44 PM by jpietras

I have googled (and DuckDuckGoed) this or similar questions but I have not fo...

7 10-14-2018 01:13 AM
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Removing Glue from Inside of Miter Joints

10-13-2018 09:05 PM by DerekW

I made a couple of boxes out of birdseye maple and, after cutting off the lid...

8 10-14-2018 12:31 AM
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Flattening a warped live edge?

10-12-2018 02:32 AM by aamk

I milled some pecan for a live edge table and I had someone build it. The tab...

13 10-13-2018 03:41 AM
View TimesWaitsForNoOne's profile

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

09-17-2018 01:20 PM by TimesWaitsForNoOne

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

11 10-12-2018 05:22 PM
View Rich's profile (online now)

Do you need to finish both sides of a table top?

10-09-2018 03:29 PM by Rich

Spoiler alert: NO. This is one of those myths that got legs and just wonR...

40 10-12-2018 04:24 PM

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