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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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Final Coat of Polyurethane

05-06-2016 02:04 AM by tommyc325

Hi Everyone I about 4 hours ago I applied my third coat of polyurethane to...

8 05-06-2016 03:35 AM
View RootandBranch's profile

Finishing Big Box Store Cedar

05-05-2016 03:46 PM by RootandBranch

Made some beer caddies out of cedar from the big orange store. Give aways th...

2 05-05-2016 07:39 PM
View docspencer's profile

Finish for Outdoor White Oak Adirondack - oh and counter-sink holes?

05-04-2016 02:47 PM by docspencer

I’m about done assembling a white oak adirondack for our back deck and ...

3 05-04-2016 03:21 PM
View yellowtruck75's profile

Best finish for walnut floors

05-03-2016 01:31 PM by yellowtruck75

I will be sanding and finishing my walnut floors at the end of May. I need s...

1 05-04-2016 01:11 PM
View DW833's profile

How to stain a plug with contrasting color and not sand it off

05-03-2016 12:38 AM by DW833

I’ve created a bench that uses screws for most joinery. Counter sunk h...

8 05-04-2016 12:43 AM
View MichiganKeel's profile

Walnut table top finish trouble

05-02-2016 01:56 PM by MichiganKeel

I built a table top from book-matched walnut slabs. I coated it with BLO bec...

6 05-02-2016 09:48 PM
View myxology's profile

Wipe on Poly - Where have you been all my life?

04-16-2016 06:42 PM by myxology

I just made my first attempt with wipe on poly. I have painted some shelves I...

9 05-02-2016 06:03 PM
View leftcoaster's profile

efficiently finishing a table top

05-02-2016 03:07 PM by leftcoaster

I’m making my first tables (two night stands) and am approaching the fi...

9 05-02-2016 05:56 PM
View PMKwoodworking's profile

Wipe on poly urethane problems

05-01-2016 10:49 PM by PMKwoodworking

I am attempting to finish a dining table I recently finished building. I ha...

2 05-01-2016 11:36 PM
View Pitt's profile

porch floors and spar urethane

05-01-2016 11:28 AM by Pitt

I’m refinishing 2 floors – one is our front porch, the other a sc...

6 05-01-2016 09:29 PM
View CharlesA's profile

Why should I upgrade my HVLP?

03-29-2016 11:19 AM by CharlesA

So, I’m a convert to spraying finishes, primarily spraying shellac foll...

14 05-01-2016 12:57 AM
View alittleoff's profile

Table finishing?

04-28-2016 12:33 AM by alittleoff

I’ve got my table about finished and changed my mind on the finish for ...

3 04-28-2016 09:18 PM
View lobro4's profile

Minwax Polyshades--Any Experience Or Advice?

04-18-2012 09:13 PM by lobro4

I have never used the product but I am finishing a HUGE project and wonder if...

34 04-27-2016 08:09 PM
View customturnedwork's profile

Scratches/Grooves Appearing in Shellac? HELP!!

04-08-2016 07:10 PM by customturnedwork

Hi guys, This is the first time this has ever happened to me, and I was wonde...

25 04-27-2016 06:33 PM
View Gambrell's profile

Finishing question for work benches exposed to elements

04-25-2016 01:05 AM by Gambrell

I have a covered back porch that is open to the elements. I am planning to b...

5 04-27-2016 12:14 PM
View andy_P's profile

SOS !!!!!!

03-27-2016 05:26 PM by andy_P

Happy Easter! Well I was greeted this morning by a nice hot cup of coffee br...

20 04-25-2016 01:22 AM
View RichGreer2r's profile

Making oak look old

04-23-2016 09:32 PM by RichGreer2r

Many years ago I built a old style flower cart with white oak. I put no fini...

2 04-24-2016 12:12 AM
View ScottM's profile

Table Finish

04-21-2016 06:56 PM by ScottM

Looking at determining what finish to use for some small occasional tables. ...

5 04-23-2016 10:56 PM
View dakremer's profile

HVLP setup

04-20-2016 08:48 PM by dakremer

I’m thinking about buying the Harbor Freight Professional HVLP (68843),...

9 04-22-2016 02:50 AM
View mummykicks's profile

Waterlox marine for bathroom stained oak?

04-20-2016 02:04 PM by mummykicks

Building some bathroom vanity out of oak ply/wood. Likely stain it dark. Thin...

2 04-20-2016 07:53 PM

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