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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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Sealing and painting particleboard cabinet boxes

08-16-2012 03:06 PM by jimhester

Hello all. I decided to start a new thread because this is a little different...

5 08-16-2012 06:56 PM
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Rustic mahogany table

08-15-2012 09:57 AM by carbonic

I am in the process of applying the finish to the table, and have put on 5 co...

2 08-16-2012 01:21 AM
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Table Top Finish- Polycrylic and Polyurethane

08-15-2012 01:21 PM by ErikF

I’m working on a 42” round table right now and have a few questio...

3 08-15-2012 05:51 PM
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Question about finishing a breakfast bar with Resin

08-14-2012 05:58 PM by garageguy

I have a slab of black walnut (with bark on both sides) that I am using for a...

10 08-15-2012 01:57 PM
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Starting to finish

08-08-2012 01:34 PM by Pops26

Hey all – I am new here and see that there are quite a few talented and...

6 08-14-2012 06:35 PM
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Stain and the Inside of a Cabinet

08-14-2012 12:28 AM by flossy

I’m building a cabinet with raised panel doors. The exterior will be st...

3 08-14-2012 02:18 AM
View Millo's profile

oil-based poly (GF ArmRSeal)/Aqua-Coat/ArmRSeal? ...does it make any sense?

08-08-2012 04:34 AM by Millo

Hey everyone, Will I get the warm look from the oil-based poly if I fill t...

17 08-13-2012 07:08 PM
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Kill Beetle Pine Finishing?????

08-12-2012 03:29 PM by dust4tears

Yellllloooo Mr. and MizzeZ Lumberjocks~ I am making a sign out of Kill Bee...

8 08-13-2012 05:30 AM
View amateur's profile

How do I finish a burl?

08-11-2012 01:50 PM by amateur

I have three potentially beautiful slabs of big leaf maple burl and am having...

4 08-13-2012 03:27 AM
View bozekk's profile

removing stain goofup

08-11-2012 02:39 PM by bozekk

I am staining a piece of stair nosing and the stain did not match. Can I san...

2 08-12-2012 12:56 PM
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Best Glue for Wenge Patches in Walnut

08-11-2012 11:49 PM by PittsburghTim

I’m making a coffee table from a walnut slab. I am placing three bow-t...

2 08-12-2012 12:25 AM
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Scratching head needing advise and or help with Lacquer and Tung Oil

08-09-2012 11:51 PM by Blackie_

So today I was in my local woodcraft store picking up some dye and starting t...

7 08-11-2012 11:39 AM
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Question about masking off holes for finishing

08-04-2012 02:37 PM by ScottStewart

Newb question, but I can’t figure out a great answer: I am making a ...

15 08-11-2012 10:38 AM
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Staining with water-soluble dyes (TransFast) sprayed with plant mister?

07-22-2012 03:46 AM by Millo

I don’t have a spray system and don’t want to buy one now (b/c I ...

6 08-11-2012 04:14 AM
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It is a good sander?

08-08-2012 07:17 PM by Toninho

Hello friends! First of all it is with great pleasure that I write a topic he...

12 08-10-2012 10:15 PM
View Brandon's profile

Staining Oak

08-08-2012 02:20 PM by Brandon

I generally hate using stain, but for some reason I still find myself using i...

12 08-10-2012 02:13 AM
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Stripping Mantel

08-09-2012 04:05 PM by baby86bear

I was given a old mantel from a antebellum home. It has over 10 layers of pa...

4 08-10-2012 12:04 AM
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Conditioning Old Cedar

08-07-2012 11:22 AM by FireFitzy

Hi Everyone, I’m hard at work on my second project, a rustic cedar t...

3 08-09-2012 07:04 PM
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affects of contraction/swelling of pine floor on face nailing/varnishing

08-09-2012 01:39 AM by johnee

I live in Vermont where winters are very dry and summers can get very humid. ...

4 08-09-2012 01:39 PM
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looking for 1000 grit sanding disc for orbital sander

08-07-2012 10:45 PM by indychips

I am trying to finish a corian counter top that goes with some cabinets I re-...

9 08-08-2012 11:50 AM

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