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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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Advice on finishing a lot of wine racks

06-24-2014 03:43 PM by Dj1225

Ok here is where I am in this crazy project. I have apx 30 wine racks of vari...

2 06-24-2014 04:55 PM
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Lowest maintenance outdoor finish?

06-23-2014 02:48 AM by LiveEdge

I’m going to build a couple sitting benches for our local Mission and I...

8 06-24-2014 12:42 PM
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Weathered Finish

06-22-2014 09:00 PM by mel_lissa this vanity is Alder...

4 06-23-2014 05:20 PM
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White Residue in Leopard Wood Grain

06-05-2014 05:21 AM by Tedster

Just messing around with some leopard wood for the first time, I discovered t...

15 06-23-2014 07:43 AM
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BLO + Turpentine

06-21-2014 01:35 AM by siavosh

A couple simple questions:1. What’s the benefit of mixing Turpentine wi...

7 06-22-2014 09:15 PM
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Refinishing beat up pine stairs. Solid stain?

06-21-2014 12:03 AM by Canofworms

So, I will likely replace these treads in a few years, but until that time I ...

1 06-22-2014 08:37 AM
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What is this brush called in English?

05-29-2014 07:45 PM by srzsrz

This type of brush is called a blokkwast (i.e. “block brush”) in ...

7 06-22-2014 08:06 AM
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question on ability to be near heat

06-19-2014 05:46 PM by capstar

Hi all, I am in the process of making some wood carved inserts for a fireplac...

3 06-22-2014 12:15 AM
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danish oil finish

06-21-2014 01:14 PM by Thomas berkey

I have used wacto Danish oil finish for a few projects and I like the results...

3 06-21-2014 07:13 PM
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lacquer finishing and beyond

06-17-2014 08:54 PM by BubingaBill

I’m new to using lacquer and I don’t know what you do after the f...

5 06-21-2014 02:05 AM
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How to seal reclaimed cypress log

06-20-2014 04:44 PM by Kathyw

I have a 5’ section of a reclaimed cypress log that I will be using for...

2 06-21-2014 01:17 AM
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how can i mix or find this finish

06-20-2014 02:13 AM by whitesferry

im making a table with the same type of wood how do i get that color ? stain?

4 06-20-2014 10:40 AM
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Stain Treated Wood or Wait

06-18-2014 05:07 PM by jrsox

Just finished two benches that will go beside my patio slab. They each have ...

8 06-19-2014 10:05 AM
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Vinegar and Steel Wool Ebonizing

06-11-2014 04:48 PM by JADobson

I’m trying a steel wool and vinegar finish on spf and I’m not get...

11 06-19-2014 04:16 AM
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can i mix

06-19-2014 01:32 AM by whitesferry

can i mix watco danish oil natural together with minwax golden pecan stain ...

3 06-19-2014 02:31 AM
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Finishing/preserving distressed old wood

02-25-2013 08:10 AM by sethb

I brought this old piece of wood home because I like the grey weathering and ...

6 06-18-2014 09:29 PM
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Polyurethane Over Spar Varnish?

02-23-2014 05:24 PM by Ron Ford

I just finished turning a segmented bowl that includes a number of pieces of ...

10 06-18-2014 06:29 PM
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Lacquer for a bar finish?

06-17-2014 04:48 AM by crank49

I recently remodeled a home. I contracted the cabinet work because my shop is...

6 06-17-2014 04:23 PM
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HF HVLP Gravity Feed Spray Gun Coupon

06-17-2014 01:57 PM by DiggerJ

Just got this in my email, and thought someone might be able to get some use....

0 06-17-2014 01:57 PM
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Purple Table OH NO

06-16-2014 11:37 PM by Dj1225

So I was asked by a friend to take some really crappy old pine, that came fro...

1 06-17-2014 12:26 AM

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