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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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Need advice from Finish Experts

08-20-2013 12:04 PM by ,

We have a job coming up very soon. The customer wants alder and wants it sta...

14 08-21-2013 02:39 PM
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Finishing Santos Mahogany

08-02-2013 12:59 AM by Jofa

I have a project I’m working on and need some advice. The wood is Sa...

15 08-20-2013 12:20 AM
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mold underneath eurothane sealant

08-06-2013 07:55 AM by JohnOfNELA

My father and I just finished a lovely table base made from an oak stump, sea...

6 08-19-2013 11:05 PM
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How to finish this stump cutoff?

08-19-2013 09:25 PM by HickoryHill

Our sister company does tree removal among other things, so I get a crack at ...

3 08-19-2013 10:17 PM
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Would this work for finishing a soft Maple Stepstool ?

08-18-2013 01:38 AM by BigMig

I made Tommy Mac’s Shaker Stepstool in soft maple. Hand – cut do...

9 08-19-2013 05:06 AM
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sanding tips

08-15-2013 07:34 AM by finishingfun

Hello. Im a finisher specifically in the feild of stairs and handrailings. As...

5 08-18-2013 03:19 PM
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White areas after Poly?

08-16-2013 06:15 PM by FrogpondWoodworks

Never really done a lot of finishing. Actually this is the first piece. I s...

11 08-18-2013 01:22 PM
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Shellac smell

08-14-2013 11:27 PM by natenaaron

I finally finished my coffee table but even after a week the shellac smell is...

30 08-17-2013 08:11 PM
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Crown Molding

08-17-2013 01:13 AM by DennisD

I have made a wall bookcase and it calls for crown molding for the top. I...

3 08-17-2013 02:57 AM
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My Husband's Latest Finishing Emergency: Adirondack Chairs

08-15-2013 04:12 PM by JUNECLEAVER

Hello my LJ friends! Once again, I turn to you in time of need and hope yo...

8 08-16-2013 05:08 PM
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Painting over oak cabinet doors

08-12-2013 07:27 PM by BentheViking

So I’ve been working on these cabinet doors during my days off for near...

6 08-16-2013 02:07 AM
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Any advice on REMOVING General Finishes Water-based stain?

08-14-2013 10:19 PM by Lumber2Sawdust

I have some wood windows that needed to be finished. Based on advice here on...

3 08-16-2013 12:38 AM
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Getting a smooth oil finish on cherry

08-13-2013 05:30 AM by ivanivan

I’m finishing a piece of cherry with a penetrating oil finish. The labe...

8 08-14-2013 01:52 PM
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lets do it

08-13-2013 05:29 AM by dekhowa

lets do something new

29 08-14-2013 01:45 AM
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Cedar vase finish

08-12-2013 02:25 AM by twItCHer731

So I finished turning a vase out of cedar, sanded up to 500, have applied lay...

2 08-12-2013 04:09 AM
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darkening cherry

08-02-2013 07:57 PM by mporter

I have just recently made a project that involved laminating alternating cher...

18 08-12-2013 02:57 AM
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What would you fill this with

01-05-2013 02:21 AM by RussellAP

I need to fill this while also putting some red coral on the surface.Any ...

18 08-10-2013 03:52 PM
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End Grain Cutting Board finish

08-09-2013 08:38 PM by CBeats

Hi, I recently made some end grain cutting boards. Some with maple and pur...

3 08-10-2013 01:38 AM
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Antique warehouse carts: cleaning/finish opinions

05-19-2013 10:54 PM by Kwit

I picked up an old warehouse cart that a customer wants to a coffee table mad...

2 08-09-2013 10:16 PM
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08-07-2013 10:19 PM by Mark

I’m in finishing mode on a Cherry coffee table. I’ve got 2 coats...

9 08-08-2013 11:35 PM

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