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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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Clear Protective finish for painted surfaces

10 hours ago by patcollins

I am thinking about painting my cheap ugly kitchen cabinets and have read abo...

0 10 hours ago
View A.Scott's profile

What to use to seal and finish my wife's spaghetti spatula

4 days ago by A.Scott

Well from the photo you can see my wifes spaghetti spatula had seen bette...

8 15 hours ago
View diito's profile

Suggestions on how to finish a cherry crib?

1 day ago by diito

I just finished a 3-in1 crib/bed build for my first: Now comes the sca...

9 1 day ago
View Brandocalrizzion's profile

Sanding Pupleheart/YellowHeart End Grain Cutting Board

6 days ago by Brandocalrizzion

I am trying to finish my first end grain cutting board. I made it out of Purp...

9 1 day ago
View BlueVine's profile

Oil escaping from a hot cutting board?

2 days ago by BlueVine

Hey guys. The other day, I was running errands and left one of my finished cu...

1 2 days ago
View fire77aa's profile

how to clean reclaimed deck wood, most likely cedar

6 days ago by fire77aa

Hi everyone im extremely new to any kind of wood working and finally have a l...

10 2 days ago
View johnnygofast's profile

Grandpa's home made recipe

2 days ago by johnnygofast

My grandad made his own wood stain that had a beautiful red tint to it. The o...

0 2 days ago
View paxorion's profile

Finishing Cherry with GF Arm R Seal

8 days ago by paxorion

I’m planning on trying out satin GF Arm-R-Seal for my pepper mill turni...

8 2 days ago
View Canofworms's profile

Projection hinge? Parliment hinge? Tips on measuring? Where to buy etc?

3 days ago by Canofworms

So I replaced the trim in my house and one door needs projections or parliame...

1 2 days ago
View NewSawGuy's profile

Soaking Small Parts

6 days ago by NewSawGuy

I recently came across this picture online. It appears that the craftsman is...

8 2 days ago
View joeyinsouthaustin's profile

Walnut WAX? contamination. Help!!

7 days ago by joeyinsouthaustin

I have a set of walnut living room cabinets. They are solid walnut, and vene...

18 3 days ago
View woodworker33's profile

Removing water stains from wood finished with Watco Danish Oil

3 days ago by woodworker33

What is the safest way to remove water stains from wood that’s been tre...

5 3 days ago
View Oliver1650's profile

Howard feed-n-wax or minwax paste wax?

6 days ago by Oliver1650

Hi, I am looking for advice on this product as a finishing touch to my gr...

8 4 days ago
View Stockfoot's profile

Transfast homestead dye/topcoat compatibility

5 days ago by Stockfoot

I am dying wood with the water based transfast dye powder, on their website i...

1 5 days ago
View Golden47's profile

Cloudy after staining. NOT blushing/humidity issue. ~~PHOTO~~

7 days ago by Golden47

Hello, This is a long one. I have been trying to experiment to find th...

15 6 days ago
View Stockfoot's profile

Help me choose a lacquer!

8 days ago by Stockfoot

Hey everyone, I have been mainly using polyurethane on all my projects but I ...

18 6 days ago
View distrbd's profile

can wood stain be mixed?

7 days ago by distrbd

If you have a can of oil based stain that’s is too light in color,could...

11 6 days ago
View bhacksaw's profile

Must i match veneer species for front and back or can i go cheap?

8 days ago by bhacksaw

I’m trying to keep my bed build to as low a budget as possible. I have...

6 7 days ago
View brass79's profile

Safe finish for pine bed frame?

8 days ago by brass79

Hello all, just joined (although I’ve found great info through this sit...

4 8 days ago
View goodbadugly's profile

Varnishing River Redgum Slab - white staining appears after sealer coat.

10 days ago by goodbadugly

Help! I’m building myself a desk from a kiln dried River Redgum slab 1....

4 8 days ago

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