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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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sticking marks...will they fade?

07-04-2013 09:39 PM by shoemaker

I have some nice (and expensive) Carlisle wide pine flooring that has been la...

9 07-05-2013 01:25 PM
View norybd's profile

king bed frame

07-03-2013 06:58 AM by norybd

i am building a king bed frame out of mahogany. i’ve not built with ma...

4 07-05-2013 11:37 AM
View AngieO's profile

Your thoughts on boiled linseed oil and other finishes.

06-28-2013 03:58 PM by AngieO

So far most of my projects have been finished with MinWax stain. I’ve f...

45 07-05-2013 02:51 AM
View Mark's profile

Finishing quest.

07-03-2013 03:03 PM by Mark

I’m just about finished a Mission style Cherry end table. I used 1 coa...

9 07-04-2013 08:46 PM
View powderhound's profile

Fir window finishing

07-03-2013 08:17 PM by powderhound

Last year we had custom fir windows installed in our home and I promptly fini...

1 07-03-2013 08:47 PM
View wookie's profile

Clearcoating A Gel Stain?

06-30-2013 07:36 PM by wookie

Hey Guys and Gals, Anybody had any issues with putting an oil based poly o...

4 07-02-2013 12:27 AM
View TomB19's profile

Matching pre-finished birch?

07-01-2013 11:07 PM by TomB19

I’d like to match the finish of prefinished birch ply. Edge banding co...

3 07-02-2013 12:03 AM
View watermark's profile

Finish for log bench

07-01-2013 07:41 AM by watermark

I made this bench for a neighbour over the weekend. The log was from a Norfo...

6 07-01-2013 06:05 PM
View dschlic1's profile

Finishing recommendations for a beginner

06-25-2013 05:22 PM by dschlic1

I am building a cabinet that will function as an AV Center. Most of the cabin...

14 06-30-2013 06:24 AM
View Vodo's profile

Opinions on finishing this project.

06-29-2013 01:28 AM by Vodo

My friend has a lot of liquor in her basement. Said liquor is in a lot of bot...

11 06-29-2013 08:30 PM
View Dave Owen's profile

Topcoating Fumed Oak

06-29-2013 12:57 PM by Dave Owen

Yesterday I tried fuming a white oak mission-style clock using 10% ammonia fo...

6 06-29-2013 05:17 PM
View watermark's profile

Perfecting poly finish??

05-20-2013 07:58 AM by watermark

I am working on a coffee table made with a cross cut slab so the top is all e...

18 06-28-2013 06:14 PM
View fredj's profile

Watco Oil and Polyurethane Mystery

06-28-2013 07:31 AM by fredj

For many years one of my favorite finishes for interior tables has been a coa...

2 06-28-2013 03:22 PM
View hookedonmission's profile

Watco Satin Oil

06-28-2013 07:31 AM by hookedonmission

Does anybody know where I might find a stash of Watco Satin oil. Not Danish o...

1 06-28-2013 11:48 AM
View matt123's profile

Shellac as a base coat

06-23-2013 08:18 AM by matt123

Hello, I recently tried using shellac as a basecoat under an arm r seal to...

26 06-27-2013 10:19 PM
View Kean's profile

Which first? Spar Varnish or Poly?

06-26-2013 12:10 AM by Kean

I’ve got a piece of camp furniture that I will be finishing with spray ...

10 06-27-2013 08:09 PM
View Gene Howe's profile

HVLP Question

06-25-2013 01:05 PM by Gene Howe

I have an unused and inexpensive HVLP unit with which I want to spray Defthan...

5 06-25-2013 11:29 PM
View MarktheWoodButcher's profile

Timbermate won't take Tung Oil finish

06-24-2013 03:24 PM by MarktheWoodButcher

Folks, I used walnut colored timbermate on black walnut drawer fronts. I san...

4 06-25-2013 12:19 PM
View markswoodcraft's profile

Wood Conditioner as a Finish?

06-23-2013 03:15 AM by markswoodcraft

Hi Everyone, I am working on a valet box made of maple, and I was wonderin...

6 06-25-2013 05:53 AM
View CLWidener's profile

Finishing red oak?

06-25-2013 01:38 AM by CLWidener

I am at the finishing stages of a Morris chair made out of red oak. I want t...

3 06-25-2013 03:24 AM

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