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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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Best way to refinish...?

09-16-2012 04:05 AM by jaysonic

Can anyone tell me the best way to strip the stain and finish off something? ...

14 09-17-2012 01:57 PM
View TanWard's profile

To Thin or Not To Thin

09-16-2012 08:27 PM by TanWard

I recently purchased some Epifanes Woodfinish Gloss for a project I have been...

2 09-17-2012 02:03 AM
View TraveledSome's profile

Quickest way to finish bookshelf

09-15-2012 07:15 PM by TraveledSome

I have pine bookshelf bought unfinished. Want to stain it a dark oak. Need to...

9 09-16-2012 12:57 PM
View SRWoodworker's profile

Best General Finishes spray finish for kitchen cabinets

09-15-2012 02:06 AM by SRWoodworker

Hi all,I am building my own kitchen cabinets and plan to spray my own water b...

2 09-15-2012 03:14 AM
View cagenuts's profile

Finishing shed advice required please

09-14-2012 02:04 PM by cagenuts

Greetings from a warm day here in deepest darkest Africa. I have a wooden ...

1 09-14-2012 02:27 PM
View Zelbar's profile

Replacement for Denatured Alcohol

08-28-2012 02:32 PM by Zelbar

I need to thin some shellac and here in Canada we cannot buy Denatured Alcoho...

38 09-13-2012 06:40 AM
View lunn's profile

refinishing oak chair help

09-11-2012 10:37 AM by lunn

I’m refinishing a old rocking chair made of quarter sawn oak. The arms ...

2 09-13-2012 01:14 AM
View BasementBuilder's profile

Fixing poor sanding.

09-07-2012 10:37 AM by BasementBuilder

Hey all, I was building a table a few months ago. I got it built but didn...

11 09-11-2012 10:34 PM
View MT_Stringer's profile

Epoxy brand recommendation request

09-09-2012 05:09 AM by MT_Stringer

What type of epoxy do you use to repair defects in wood such as loose knots, ...

7 09-10-2012 01:50 AM
View Pete Tevonian's profile

Homemade "wiping varnish" remains fragile/soft. Cover with straight varnish?

08-13-2012 07:27 PM by Pete Tevonian

Following a recipe from Fine Woodworking, I’m finishing a Siberian Elm ...

16 09-10-2012 01:16 AM
View Mark's profile

Thinning water based poly?

09-06-2012 11:06 PM by Mark

Simple question here for the ones who can answr it for me lol. I was planning...

7 09-08-2012 11:21 PM
View jasmine's profile

green tiger maple finish/sealer?

09-08-2012 02:53 AM by jasmine

In the course of assembling some bark-on halfrounds of w. washington trees fo...

1 09-08-2012 07:00 PM
View Lumberslumber's profile

Help! Hardwood flooring issue. Color!

09-07-2012 10:30 AM by Lumberslumber

Okay. I just had our 90 year old oak floors redone in our home. I was going t...

3 09-08-2012 04:48 AM
View Todd's profile

Earlex 5500 Needles in Canada?

09-06-2012 07:17 AM by Todd

I’ve bought an Earlex HV5500 which came with a 2.0mm needle. I’d...

4 09-07-2012 02:04 AM
View smarge's profile

Minwax polycrylic vs Deft clear wood

09-06-2012 02:04 PM by smarge

I hope that this isn’t too “basic” of a question, but IR...

8 09-06-2012 08:50 PM
View qball's profile

Dying Plywood Edging

08-28-2012 01:59 PM by qball

I am getting ready to undertake something similar to David Marks cherry and w...

2 09-06-2012 07:02 PM
View PrimeRibAndADew's profile

Glass Surface On A Red Oak Table

09-06-2012 02:13 PM by PrimeRibAndADew

I need some advice in an area I have never been before.I am building a table ...

5 09-06-2012 06:53 PM
View BerBer5985's profile

Earlex 5500 or Rockler HVLP?

09-06-2012 12:05 AM by BerBer5985

I’ve been debating on going to a sprayer for my finishes. As most wood...

13 09-06-2012 02:50 PM
View Jack555's profile

How does one create ebonized stripes?

09-06-2012 07:19 AM by Jack555

How does one create subtle ebonized stripes. This desk is a good example.

0 09-06-2012 07:19 AM
View NEwtoowood's profile

table top joining

09-05-2012 02:50 PM by NEwtoowood

Help, I am new to furniture building and have limited tools. I am trying to b...

13 09-05-2012 08:51 PM

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