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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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Finishing a redwood pergola

102 days ago by mazzy

Hi, We just got done constructing a redwood pergola (new growth). After t...

4 91 days ago
View Sirgreggins's profile

Refinishing a Beech table?

91 days ago by Sirgreggins

My aunt has asked me to refinish her kitchen table for her. I’m not 100...

3 91 days ago
View KarenNJ's profile

Need Finish Advice

93 days ago by KarenNJ

I bought a black walnut live slab to make a writing desk from the lumbershack...

21 92 days ago
View azlogger's profile

Clear coat choice

92 days ago by azlogger

Hi. As a disclaimer to start with, I know almost nothing about finishes.I hav...

8 92 days ago
View bdresch's profile

Clear finish with low fumes.

103 days ago by bdresch

I am building some shelving units out of birch ply that I wanted to finish in...

20 94 days ago
View Luke2220's profile

Shellac immediatley after Tung Oil

96 days ago by Luke2220

I swear i found a video a week or so ago where someone used tung oil on a pro...

9 95 days ago
View LiveEdge's profile

Another wipe-on vs. brush-on poly question

97 days ago by LiveEdge

I’m finishing the top of my table with oil-based poly. I had previousl...

9 95 days ago
View athomas5009's profile

Watco teak oil ?'s

98 days ago by athomas5009

I used watco teak oil to finish a few shelves I built for the kitchen cabinet...

16 95 days ago
View Ingjr's profile

Maple burl stain questions

97 days ago by Ingjr

I’m about to use a powdered dye stain mixed with water to color a small...

3 96 days ago
View tjUSMC8807's profile

FNG question: Finishes. Where to even start???

98 days ago by tjUSMC8807

Good evening all. Just joined yesterday and have a broad question. Purchased...

12 96 days ago
View HarveyDunn's profile

Does Zinser spray shellac need to "cure", or is it done when it feels dry?

97 days ago by HarveyDunn

I’m going to spray some Zinser brand rattle can shellac onto a painted ...

9 97 days ago
View Michigander's profile

Kitchen doors painted now what?

97 days ago by Michigander

I just had all of my kitchen doors painted and I am not thrilled with...

6 97 days ago
View woodworkingdrew's profile

Stain problem

97 days ago by woodworkingdrew

So I finished the rough construction of an arbor bench I am building. I sande...

1 97 days ago
View BreadWinner's profile

Birdseye Maple Flooring - Best Finish Tips

100 days ago by BreadWinner

A good friend of mine found about 3,000 feet of 130 year old birdseye maple f...

8 98 days ago
View ravensrock's profile

Nail polish remover on kitchen table

109 days ago by ravensrock

Hello everyone, My daughter spilled nail polish remover (acetone) on our k...

32 98 days ago
View MalcolmLaurel's profile

filling a void?

99 days ago by MalcolmLaurel

I’m working on a coffee table from a piece of reclaimed wood. I think ...

16 98 days ago
View Marq's profile

Red Cedar Question

99 days ago by Marq

First off I will apologize because I can’t be the first to ask this question ...

11 98 days ago
View Bieser's profile

Titebond wood filler as grain filler?

104 days ago by Bieser

So I am building a arts and crafts table out of white oak. While playing aro...

12 99 days ago
View JAY Made's profile

Teak

99 days ago by JAY Made

Hey Guys, So a friend gave me some Teak wood. He gave me 4- 8/4 X 4”...

1 99 days ago
View woodworkingdrew's profile

Cabot vs Messmers stain

99 days ago by woodworkingdrew

I am coming close to finishing a bench arbor I constructed with 2×6 and ...

5 99 days ago

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